These are the three homes in Chesterfield which were closed last week by a court order in response to suspected drug dealing and anti-social behaviour.
The case, brought by Chesterfield Borough Council, was heard at Northern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 14 January and resulted in closure orders for the properties on Birchen Close, Longshaw Court and Baslow Court.
There was evidence that tenants in all three of these properties had been engaged suspected drug dealing and had caused significant anti-social behaviour for neighbours including noise and abusive behaviour.
Councillor Chris Ludlow, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for health and wellbeing said: “We take reports of anti-social behaviour and nuisance very seriously and will take legal action where appropriate.
“In particular, I would like to thank the 13 residents who came forward to give evidence in this case – it is thanks to them that we and the police were able to take action.”
District Judge Davison was satisfied that the council had proved that the use of the three premises and the offensive behaviour at the premises had resulted in a serious nuisance to members of the public and it was necessary for the closure orders to be made.