Council secures two closure orders in Curtis Close

Three Rivers District Council in partnership with Hertfordshire Police and Thrive Homes have been successful in securing an extension to two Closure Orders in Curtis Close, Mill End last week.

Evidence of a high level of crime and disorder at the properties led to the Closure Orders being granted. An initial closure order was obtained from St Albans Magistrates Court for a three-month period. The Council has now successfully obtained an extension for a further three months which expires in February 2019. The properties will remain closed to the tenants and public.

Roger Seabourne, Lead member for Community Safety, said: “Three Rivers Community Safety Partnership work extremely close with their partner agencies and members of the public in ensuring that they use their powers to demonstrate the determination of protecting our communities and those most vulnerable.

“We welcome this closure order as the activity in this property was seriously affecting the quality of life of residents living in homes nearby. Obtaining this closure order shows the value of partnership working and sends out a clear message that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated in our district.”

Please continue to report Anti-social behaviour on the non-emergency Police number 101 – in an emergency 999 or Three Rivers District Council via enquiries@threerivers.gov.uk.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 anonymously or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced, and you will never need to go to court.