ONE of our residents has received an injunction following antisocial behaviour (ASB) and noise nuisance complaints.
The injunction order, which was awarded to us within five hours of the application being presented to Chelmsford County Court, means that the Chelmsford resident could be sent to prison on contempt of court charges should they fail to adhere to its terms.
Our Tenancy Services team acted quickly and applied for the injunction order – which will remain in force until 29th November 2013 - when it emerged that a neighboring tenant had to vacate his property due to noise nuisance.
The resident, who would regularly fight and argue with their partner when intoxicated, must abide by the conditions of the order which states that the tenant must meet the terms of the tenancy agreement and must not ‘assault your husband, wife or partner or any other family member whether they are living with you or not’.
Terri Cochrane, Quality of Life manager, said: “Working swiftly to obtain the injunction was essential to put an immediate stop to this behaviour. The impact of antisocial behaviour in our communities can be devastating and it will not be tolerated.”
To help raise awareness of the effects antisocial behaviour can have on young people, two of our ASB co-ordinators recently facilitated a Reality Roadshow workshop at Chelmer Valley High school where they gave a presentation to children from year nine.