Dacorum Borough Council has successfully obtained a closure order from St Albans Magistrates’ Court on a premises in Apsley on Friday, 2 November 2018.
The closure order was sought for the property in London Road after complaints were made to police and council in connection with anti social behaviour and drug use at the property. A police search of the property identified drugs paraphernalia and known drug users in the address.
The Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour team and Legal Services team worked in partnership with Hertfordshire Constabulary in order to gather evidence in support of the closure order.
Using the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, officers from Dacorum Borough Council effectively demonstrated to the court that a Closure Order was required to prevent the anti-social behaviour from continuing, occurring or recurring at the premises. The Court granted the order to fully close the property for three months. Anyone in breach of the closure order will face up to a year in jail, a fine or both.
Cllr Neil Harden, Portfolio Holder for Community and Regulatory Services, said “This is an excellent example of close partnership working between the Council and the Police and gives a clear message that the use of drugs within our communities will not be tolerated”
To find out how to report anti-social behaviour, please visit our Anti-Social Behaviour page.
For more information please contact Dacorum Borough Council's communications team
08 November 2018
Press Release number: Claire Oliveri PR07244