Residents on a usually quiet street have spoken of a “hellish” few months where they were kept awake with drug-fuelled all-night house parties – hosted by a GREAT GRANDMOTHER.
Bolsover District Council obtained a court order to board-up a house in Chesterfield Road, Shuttlewood, for three-months after residents were subjected to continuous anti social behaviour from tenant, Caroline Moss.
A council spokesperson said the authority received a series of complaints since February regarding “shouting, screaming and loud music” as well as “repeated offensive remarks” to residents.
The spokesperson added: “We can confirm that there were all-night parties and that drugs were used on the site.”
Neighbours on the street said Ms Moss is a 59-year-old great grandmother. They said she had lived at the property for around two years before being kicked-out.
One neighbour, who did not wish to be named for fear of repercussion, said: “They’re not a family you want to mess with.”
The neighbour added: “She would have friends coming round to get out-of-it on drink and drugs.”
Another neighbour, who did not want to be named, added Ms Moss’ grandson brought “huge speakers” to the house for the parties, and said they would mainly listen to rap music.
“The parties started out a few times a week, but by the end it was almost every night,” the neighbour said.
“They used to go on all night, sometimes until the next day. The music was so loud.”
The neighbour added: “The last three days, when she knew she was going to be kicked-out, the music just went on and on and on... I hope she doesn’t move back.”
Bolsover District Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Cohesion, Coun Karl Reid said: “This was a huge problem which was causing distress to local residents – distress that no-one should have to put up with.”
He added: “It’s never nice for anyone to have to put up with anti social behaviour day and night and the neighbours of this property have had to put up with more than their fair share.
“But, they can now sleep easy at night and enjoy their homes, knowing that the problem has been addressed. This should also serve as a warning to others that we will not tolerate this type of behaviour.”
The council can also apply for a three month extension prior to the expiry of the order and it is an offence if any person tries to enter the property.