Blackpool Coastal Housing, in conjunction with Blackpool Council and Blackpool's Neighbourhood Policing Team, recently served 2 Closure Orders at problem addresses in the Bispham area. The orders were granted under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 and will remain active until 12th January 2024.
These problem addresses were used by perpetrators to cuckoo the tenants, deal drugs and cause anti-social behaviour. Cuckooing is the act of people taking over a person's home and using the property
The Closure Orders prohibit anyone from entering the properties who is not the named person(s) living there and any professionals who require access.
Anyone convicted of breaching the orders can be arrested and may face a prison sentence up to 51 weeks, a fine or both.
The purpose of the orders is to give the local community relief from the current Anti-Social Behaviour it has been experiencing due to individuals associated with the addresses.
We welcome the result of these two closure orders. They will prevent unwanted people from accessing the two addresses, ensure the safety of the tenants and provide relief to the community from the criminality and anti-social behaviour. This behaviour will not be tolerated, and this action clearly demonstrates Blackpool Police will take the appropriate action to safeguard people and deal with criminality. Any persons found breaching the closure order will be committing a criminal offence and liable for arrest.PC Mike Schouteten, Community Beat Manager for the area
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 email@example.com.