A RESIDENT has been jailed for 28 days after failing to abide by the terms of an injunction for antisocial behaviour (ASB).
The resident, who was previously given an injunction at Chelmsford County Court, was given a 28 day custodial sentence for breaching the terms of the injunction after we acted upon reports that ASB had continued. We are now seeking possession of the property.
Our Quality of Life Team applied for an injunction against the tenant - which was awarded in November 2012 within five hours of the application being presented to Chelmsford County Court - after it emerged that one the tenant’s neighbours had vacated their property due to noise nuisance and ASB, which was caused by the tenant regularly fighting and arguing with their partner whilst intoxicated.
Terri Cochrane, Quality of Life Manger, said: “Most residents live their lives in harmony with their neighbours, but when it occurs the impact of ASB in our communities can be devastating and it will not be tolerated by us.
“Members of the Quality of Life team tried working with the resident to help them change their behaviour but were left with no choice but to begin eviction proceedings following the breach of the order.”
The Quality of Life team also recently applied for, and received, an injunction order against a tenant who failed to heed cautions concerning ASB due to the noise nuisance caused by the resident’s two Rottweiler dogs.
Despite warning the resident numerous times since March 2012, our Quality of Life team began legal proceedings as the canines were escaping from the resident’s property, causing a nuisance by fouling local areas and were acting aggressively towards pedestrians. The injunction - which saw the tenant incurring CHP’s legal costs - prohibits them from keeping any dogs at the property.
Continuing its commitment to tackling ASB, we are hosting a conference titled ‘Reduce the demand: Challenge the norm’ at Hylands House, in Chelmsford.
Sponsored by Safer Essex, the conference – which includes a key note speech by Sue Strickland M.B.E., Delivery Manager for the Troubled Families team from the Department for Communities and Local Government – is designed to help those working in community safety find better ways of working together; reducing crime, helping repeat and vulnerable victims and finding ways to support families.