Housing continues to address anti-social behaviour when it is reported to us. Whilst most problems are dealt with at an early stage: where the situation has escalated the Council has taken the following action during the past few months.
In September 2017, a woman from Pinehurst who resided in one of our properties was sent to prison for 13 weeks for breaching an injunction because of her abusive and threatening behaviour.
A man from Moredon lost his tenancy of a one bedroom flat in November 2017 as a result of causing nuisance to neighbours with his drunken behaviour and carrying out a serious assault on his girlfriend who lived in a nearby flat.
In December 2017, the Council took possession of a Walcot flat after the tenant moved out and allowed drug users and alcoholics to use the property causing serious problems, to other neighbours in the block of flats. Also in December 2017, the Council recovered possession of a Railway Village property which was being used for drug dealing and sex work.
During March 2018, the Council obtained a suspended possession order against a tenant whose son was causing serious disruption and an injunction was also obtained against another tenant who was causing problems to other vulnerable residents in the block where she lives.
Apart from the above cases Housing worked in partnership with the police to issue a number of acceptable behaviour contracts to youths and carried out an initiative on the Tree Courts estates to tackle anti-social behaviour and environmental issues.