Closure order served on council tenant

A council tenant has been forced to leave his Dudley Council house following serious complaints about anti-social behaviour.

Dudley Council and West Midlands Police were receiving numerous complaints about a council property on Norfolk Road, Dudley.

Complaints alleged the property was being used for drug dealing, that there was noise nuisance due to a high volume of visitors congregating at all times of the day and anti-social behaviour outside the property including motorbikes and cars being driven at speed.

This caused nearby residents to live in fear and council staff were also subjected to threats and intimidation. The council and police worked together to submit an application to Dudley Magistrates Court for an ASB Closure Order, which was granted on November 17.

This means the property will be closed to all access for three months and the tenant, Brady Piddington along with family members and visitors are unable to live in or visit the property during this period. Councillor Laura Taylor-Childs, cabinet member for housing and community services, said:

"We’re really pleased with the outcome in court and will now pursue an eviction notice to bring an end to this tenancy once and for all, giving the tenants respite from the sustained nuisance they have experienced.

"This kind of behaviour will not be tolerated in our homes and we are confident we will secure the eviction notice and be in a position to offer this home to a deserving applicant on our waiting list."

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