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Tackling drug crime and Anti-Social Behaviour

Published on: 22/02/2019


Rykneld Homes, North East Derbyshire Community Safety Partnership and the Police are taking a tough stand on drug crime and Anti-Social Behaviour in our communities.

 Action was taken against a man living in a Council property in Northside, Tupton following complaints of Anti-Social Behaviour, drug taking and an alleged assault.

Chesterfield Magistrates Court has granted possession of the home after hearing the tenant, Mr Clayton, had breached the terms and conditions of his tenancy agreement and that he had caused a nuisance and annoyance. The Possession Order means Mr Clayton can no longer live at the address.

 Rykneld Homes and Community Sustainment Partnership had already taken legal action against Mr Clayton in October 2018 where the Court granted a three-month Closure Order on the property at Northside Tupton. A Closure Order prevents anyone accessing the property for a three-month period, the Order was necessary to prevent the nuisance continuing within the community.

 A resident said: "I noticed a massive difference after the Closure Order. People seemed more willing to go outside and I have seen more children playing out on the grassed area."

 Rykneld Homes then applied for a Possession Order under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act. Mr Clayton did not oppose the application.

Rykneld Homes’ Community Sustainment Team, said: "We are pleased to hear that our work has had the desired impact on the local community. Hopefully, residents can now rest a little easier and will continue to have confidence in the work that we do to support them."

 Sgt Wendy McBridge, from the local Police Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: "There has been a huge improvement since the Closure Order has been in place, with no reported incidents in that location."




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