8 December 2017
Sheffield City Council is forcibly closing a council flat in Arbourthorne after receiving multiple reports of anti-social behaviour.
Working with South Yorkshire Police, the council will shut down the flat on Warburton Close after being given a closure order at Sheffield Magistrate’s Court on Friday (8 December). This followed several months of unacceptable behaviour by the tenant, which included playing loud music throughout the night, loud shouting and arguing, and threatening and violent behaviour.
The council is now considering further action in relation to the tenancy.
Councillor Jayne Dunn, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Community Safety at Sheffield City Council, said: “We sought the closure order after numerous complaints from residents who were affected by the tenant’s behaviour. She had no regard for her neighbours or the effect she was having on them, and caused significant distress and upset.
“We take reports like this very seriously and by working closely with the police, have now secured the closure order which bans anyone from entering the property for the next three months.”
The closure order means that the flat is completely sealed and any unauthorised person who enters it will be arrested and could be sent to prison and/or fined up to £5,000.
Visit www.sheffield.gov.uk/content/sheffield/home/pollution-nuisance/anti-social-behaviour.html for more information about anti-social behaviour.
To report anti-social behaviour to Sheffield City Council please call 0114 293 0000. Reports can also be made at your local housing office, or to the police on 101. Reports can be made anonymously.