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Four Injunctions secured, providing relief to residents

Blackpool Coastal Housing

On 7th November 2023, District Judge Woosnam granted four Interim Injunctions for Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) with a Power of Arrest. Further hearings on 23rd and 27th November 2023 have determined that these Injunctions will remain in place until 7th November 2024.

Three of the Injunctions were a result of extensive ASB being reported from the residents on Lindbeck Court, Blackpool. The ASB detailed fighting and arguing in the communal area, noise nuisance, drug activity with regular Police attendance which was caused by a BCH tenant, their relatives and visitor. The residents also reported that the tenant’s visitors were sub-letting a property within the block which was clearly adding to the ASB and distress of other residents in the block.

The three Injunctions state that the individuals are forbidden to engage or threatening to engage in conduct capable of causing nuisance or annoyance, harassment, alarm or distress to any resident on Lindbeck Court or any person in connect with the Housing Management Function. They are forbidden to go within 100m of Lindbeck Court, Blackpool.

The fourth Injunction was obtained as a result of ongoing ASB and financial abuse caused by the son of a BCH resident on Argosy Avenue, Blackpool. The ASB involved suspected drug activity at the property, with a large amount of footfall through the block from the defendant which caused disturbance to the residents. In addition, there was a strong element of financial abuse taking place and BCH worked closely with the Police and the victim to try and resolve this issue before an application to the Court was made. The Injunction was obtained and the defendant is forbidden from contacting the victim, using abusive, insulting, controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour. Entering parts of Argosy Avenue, Blackpool.

In both cases, neighbouring residents have been notified and advised how to report any breaches. If the Injunctions are breached, the defendants will be arrested and may face a prison sentence, a fine or both.

BCH is committed to tackling ASB and will utilise the tools and power available to protect the residents. The purpose of the Injunctions are to give the victims and local community relief from the Anti-Social Behaviour it has been experiencing due to individuals associated with the addresses.

If you are a victim of anti-social behaviour and you or the perpetrator is a BCH customer, please contact our ASB team on 01253 477900 option 3 or asb@bch.co.uk

Blackpool Coastal Housing