Council secures partial closure order on home after reports of drug dealing at address.

A council has secured a closure order on a home to stop drug dealing being carried out at the property.

By Stephen Briggs
Saturday, 22nd January 2022, 4:57 am

Following reports by residents, South Holland District Council, in partnership with Lincolnshire Police, has secured a Partial Closure Order for an address on Severn Road in Spalding.

The Order, awarded in court last month, was given after the council received reports that the property was being used for illegal activity, including drug dealing, with neighbours experiencing anti-social and abusive behaviour from those visiting the address.

There were concerns that the tenant of the property was being exploited by those committing these actions, which is what led the Council’s Community Safety team, with the assistance of Housing as well as the Police, to seek the three-month Order.

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This allows for the tenant to remain in the property, and for any key workers who need to visit in the course of their duties to access it. Anyone else visiting during this period will be committing an offence if they are found to have entered the home.

Councillor Gary Taylor, portfolio holder for communities and facilities, said: “I welcome this important decision by the Court, and would like to thank our council officers and those from the Police for their quick, pro-active action to help keep our residents safe while a long-term solution is found.

“I am pleased that we have been able to secure this Order, and hope that it shows the importance of reporting any anti-social behaviour to us in the District, so that we can investigate and take appropriate steps to put an end to it as soon as possible.”