Council shuts down crime and anti-social behaviour hotspot

Residents can enjoy stability and peace following the closure of a property that was a magnet for anti-social behaviour and crime.

Harrow Council’s Community Safety Unit worked alongside police officers from Wealdstone Safer Neighbourhood Team to secure a closure order that was granted at Brent Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

The Full Closure Order applies to an address in Enderley Road, Harrow and restricts anyone entering the property for the next three months.

The enforcement action has been taken after a sustained period when the two occupiers continued to flout a previous Partial Closure Order on the property, which was obtained in July 2021 following reports of anti-social behaviour and criminality.

A number of arrests had been made by police for breaching the Partial Closure and a joint decision was taken to apply for the Full Closure Order to resolve continuing anti-social behaviour issues at the property.

This action, taken in conjunction with the landlord, will now bring a period of stability and peace for local residents in Enderley Road and underlines the importance of partnership working.

Cllr Peymana Assad, Cabinet Member for Community Cohesion, Crime and Enforcement, said: 

“Thanks to the hard work of Harrow Council’s Community Safety Team, working alongside the Metropolitan Police’s Safer Neighbourhoods Team, this order will bring peace and stability to the residents of Enderley Road.

“We will always take swift action against those who negatively impact our community and will not tolerate crime and anti-social behaviour.

“I am glad the court has granted this Full Closure Order, which will make residents feel safer.”

Published: 26th November 2021