Harrow residents of Pearson Apartments in the town centre, will once again begin to enjoy peace and feel safer in their neighbourhood thanks to a joint partnership that saw a full closure of a property with a persistent increase in anti-social behaviour.
For five months, residents of Perceval Square were fed up of anti-social behaviour which included intimidation and drug use.
Several complaints were made to Harrow Council, police and Hyde Housing who determined that a closure order was needed.
Thanks to the joint work led by the council’s Community Safety team and police, last week a full closure order of the property in Harrow was granted on 19 May for an apartment on College Road.
Cllr Anjana Patel, cabinet member for environment and community safety said: “No one should be made to feel unsafe in their own community. This property was causing a lot of concern to residents living nearby with crime, ASB and drugs that a closure notice was needed. Thanks to the joint work of our officers and partners, this property is now closed.
“I hope it gives local residents reassurance and peace of mind when they are going on about their day. This action demonstrates us putting residents first as well as the willingness of our teams and the police, landlords and locals to tackle anti-social behaviour and criminal activity.”
Source: Harrow Council