Noisy neighbour ordered out of her Yate home for 53 days

December 20 2015

A WOMAN who police said blighted the lives of her neighbours in Yate with prolonged noise and disturbance was ordered out of her home for more than seven weeks.

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A WOMAN who police said blighted the lives of her neighbours in Yate with prolonged noise and disturbance was ordered out of her home for more than seven weeks.
Sophie Webb, 24, was forced to leave the property in Woodchester under new anti-social behaviour legislation.
She had been served with a closure order on December 9 and the premises were then boarded up, with no-one allowed access for 53 days.
South Gloucestershire police neighbourhood inspector, Clive Summerill, said: “This order is a great result for the local residents who have had their lives blighted by noise and anti-social behaviour associated with this address.
“This sends out a clear message that we will always support local people who are subjected to anti-social behaviour. We have the powers to put a stop to it and we will take firm action when necessary.”
The closure order, granted by North Avon magistrates, was a joint operation by anti-social behaviour teams from South Gloucestershire Council and Avon and Somerset Police.
The council’s communities committee chairwoman, Heather Goddard, said after a year of the police and council working together, all other avenues of intervention and support had been exhausted.
She said: “The application to the courts for this closure order was necessary to provide the long-suffering neighbours with respite for the persistent nuisance that they had endured.”
Ms Webb had been subject to a community protection notice for previous noise nuisance.
She was then convicted of breaching that notice and was given a criminal behaviour order, which led to the closure order being served.
A police spokesman said when the 53 days expired, Ms Webb could return to the property, subject to the wishes of her landlord. He said she was also still subject to the criminal behaviour order that aimed to protect neighbours from future noise and disruption.