'Anti-Social' Flat on York Road Closed Down

Housing association seeks to reposses from tenant



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Anyone who visits an Acton flat which has been the scene of anti-social behaviour, violence and loud noise - faces arrest.

Ealing Council in partnership with housing association A2Dominion has secured a closure order for 47A York Road, Acton.

It was granted by Ealing Magistrates Court last Thursday (7 November). It means that anyone who enters the flat over the next three months until 7 February 2014 is committing a criminal offence, and risks being arrested.

During August and September, neighbouring residents reported 26 incidents of anti-social behaviour at the flat, including loud music, parties and shouting by the tenant and his visitors. They also reported witnessing assaults, disturbances, fights and threats of violence outside the flat.

In response to these reports, the council and A2Dominion worked with police to apply for the closure order, which was served on the flat by the safer communities team last week.

A2Dominion is also seeking to repossess the flat from the tenant.

Councillor Ranjit Dheer, cabinet member for community services and safety, said: “This is a great outcome for residents of this street, who were unable to sleep due to the on-going noise disturbance and anti-social behaviour in their area. We will continue to work with partner agencies to combat this type of behaviour, and close the doors on properties like this flat which have a negative impact on members of our community.”

Dawn Wightman, A2Dominion’s Area Director (London), said: “We welcome the closure order granted for this flat in Acton. A2Dominion is committed to tackling anti-social behaviour and we work hard to ensure that our neighbourhoods, properties and estates are peaceful and secure places to live for our residents.”

To report anti-social behaviour to the council’s safer communities team, call 020 8825 5994 or email safercommunities@ealing.gov.uk.

Noise complaints can be reported through the council’s 24 hour response hotline on 020 8825 8111, or email response@ealing.gov.uk.



13th November 2013