Closure order and injunction served on Solihull Community Housing tenant following repeated anti-social behaviour and criminal activity at Chelmsley Wood house
A closure order and injunction have been served on a Solihull Community Housing tenant following repeated anti-social behaviour and criminal activity at a house in Woodclose Road , Chelmsley Wood.
Jason Watson, 37, had previously pleaded guilty to cultivating cannabis at Birmingham Magistrate’s Court and on Tuesday 6 December the court granted a closure order to Solihull Council, on behalf of Solihull Community Housing.
Watson then appeared in Birmingham County Court on Friday 9 December and an anti-social behaviour injunction with the power of arrest was made.
Both sets of proceedings follow a number of disturbances inside and outside the property including noise complaints, criminal damage and domestic incidents, which have caused alarm and distress to other local residents.
The closure order means that entry to the address is prohibited for the next three months and the council has a mandatory ground to obtain possession of the property now that it is subject to a closure order.
The anti-social behaviour injunction is in place for two years and it means that Watson is unable to use or threaten violence against any resident of Woodclose Road, Chelmsley Wood. He is also prevented from playing loud music or causing nuisance, alarm or distress should he be able to return to the property.
Fiona Hughes, chief of operations at Solihull Community Housing, said: “This was a serious and disturbing case of anti-social behaviour that left no option other than to seek a Closure Order of the property.”
Councillor Tony Dicicco, cabinet member for stronger communities & partnerships, added: “We do not tolerate criminal and drug related activities in Solihull and the Safer Solihull Partnership is continuing to clamp down on offenders to protect the local community and ensure the borough remains a safe, pleasant place to live.”