Council obtains extension to Closure Order to prevent anti-social behaviour

Hart District Council, in partnership with Hampshire Constabulary, has successfully obtained an extension to the Closure Order granted in September 2021 on a property in Yateley. The Order was granted because of concerns about suspected drug activity and anti-social behaviour.  

Speaking about the extension, Cllr Stuart Bailey, Cabinet Member for Communities at Hart District Council, said: “We want our residents to feel safe in their homes and neighbourhoods, and will do everything possible to bring those to justice who seek to undermine this principle.  

“We are delighted that the Closure Order has been extended for the benefit of surrounding neighbours, many of whom bravely provided evidence. I would like to thank Hampshire Constabulary and our Community Safety team who worked tirelessly to make this happen.”  

Hart Neighbourhood Inspector, Jennifer Lovergrove said: “I am delighted that the Order has been extended. We have already noticed a significant reduction in the level of crime in Yateley, particularly drug-related activity and anti-social behaviour, so I am thrilled it has been extended.  

“I hope this result will be welcomed by those living in the local area and I would like to thank Hart District Council for their dedication to secure the extension.  
 
“I hope the outcome provides some reassurance to the local community that we, along with our partners, will take action and use all available powers to address issues affecting them.  

“If you are concerned about anti-social behaviour where you live, then please call your local Neighbourhood Policing Team on 101.”  

The council is reminding residents of the importance of not suffering in silence and instead reporting anti-social behaviour to Police on 999 if it is in progress, their neighbourhood policing team on 101 or via their online reporting tool: www.hampshire.police.uk/ro/report/asb/asb/report-antisocial-behaviour/   

For information about Community Safety services provided by Hart District Council, please visit www.hart.gov.uk/community-safety