GMP and Stockport Homes work together to close a property down due to persistent Anti-Social Behaviour

The Safer Neighbourhoods Team at Stockport Homes have successfully secured a Closure Order on a property in Robinson Street, Edgely following an escalation in reports of serious antisocial behaviour. Working closely with the police and the Council, the Safer Neighbourhoods Team was able to gather sufficient evidence to take legal action against the property and its tenant.

Utilizing powers under the ‘Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014,the Closure Order was granted at a hearing in Stockport Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 25th July 2023 and came following persistent anti-social behaviour, which was occurring at the property and having a detrimental effect on the local residents and the community. Several complaints of threatening behaviour, arguments, verbal abuse, drug activity and criminal damage at the property were received by SHG and GMP. The Closure Order means that no one is permitted to reside in, or visit, the property and is for a period of three months. The order will provide respite and protection for the residents who were affected by the behaviours whilst Stockport Homes proceeds to take back permanent possession of this property.

Central Policing & Response team said;

"Greater Manchester Police are committed to support residents that report anti-social behaviour and will take a firm stance on those who breach regulations and cause distress to other residents. Response officers and Neighbourhood teams have worked hard in a collaborative partnership with Stockport Homes to enforce a closure order granted on the 25th of July 2023."

John Bowker2

All our residents have the right to feel safe and secure in their homes, which is why we will continue to take decisive and firm action in collaboration with Greater Manchester Police where it is needed to tackle all forms of anti-social behaviour. We are pleased with the result of the case which will provide our residents much-needed respite and confidence in the fact that we will not tolerate such behaviours.

John Bowker,
Executive Director of Operations at Stockport Homes