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A couple who lived at an address on Lime Grove, Newark received a Closure Order secured by Newark and Sherwood District Council working in partnership with Nottinghamshire Police.





A couple must stay away from their property for three months following a court Closure Order.

Carolyn and Chris Williamson who lived at an address on Lime Grove, Newark received the order made by Nottinghamshire Magistrates Court on January 31.

The order was sought following complaints from residents and Police about comings and goings to the property that were causing serious nuisance to members of the public.

Nottingham Magistrates’ Court.
Nottingham Magistrates’ Court.

The incidents taking place at the property included allegations of drug dealing and misuse which resulted in Police raids, and a stream of individuals visiting the address day and night shouting for the attention of those inside the property.

Councillor Paul Taylor, portfolio holder for Public Protection and Community Relations at Newark and Sherwood District Council, said: “Persistent behaviour such as this has an impact on the local community, and I hope this Closure Order sends a clear message that we will not stand by whilst residents are disturbed and concerned.

“If other residents are experiencing this kind of behaviour, then please help us by reporting any incidents of ASB or crime.

“We will not tolerate anti-social or criminal behaviour and it is encouraging to see, once again, we are cracking down on unacceptable behaviour that affects our community.

“We will continue to work with our partners at the Police to tackle ASB and crime and create a safer future for Newark and Sherwood.”

The Closure Order has been secured by Newark and Sherwood District Council working in partnership with Nottinghamshire Police.

It is an offence to enter or remain on premises in contravention of a Closure Notice or Closure Order without reasonable excuse, punishable by a fine or imprisonment or both.

A Closure Order is designed to provide immediate relief for the community from the ASB being committed from a property.

The closure order was made under Section 80 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014.

These powers are designed to allow local authorities and the police, working in consultation with each other, to take swift and effective action to stop those responsible for severe and persistent anti-social behaviour.



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