Illegal drug use, fights, and arguments night and day have led to Croydon’s antisocial behaviour (ASB) team being granted a three-month Premises Closure Order for a council property at 6 Mickleham Way.
The closure, which lasts until March 2017, follows a nine-month investigation into complaints of ASB and nuisance.
The tenant attended court on November 29, but did not defend or ask for assistance to defend the application.
Councillor Hamida Ali, cabinet member for communities, safety and justice
“One of the neighbours was seriously affected by this tenant’s behaviour, and had to take time off work following months of disturbed sleep. They struggled to keep their job and were eventually forced out of their home as they could not tolerate the noise and disturbance any longer.
“Despite many attempts to meet with our tenant in an effort to divert the behaviour, appointments were not attended and therefore a Notice of Seeking Possession was served.”
The ASB and nuisance continued unabated and a consultation meeting was held in the Town Hall on 29 November 2016, whereby partners and agencies involved in this case were agreed on the proposal to make the Closure application.