Harrow Council and Harrow Police have joined forces to tackle anti-social behavior (ASB) in the area, resulting in the closure of three properties known for persistent issues.
The properties, located at Pearson Apartments in the town centre, Whitchurch Avenue and Northolt Road, have been shut down following a joint operation by the Council’s Community Safety Unit and Harrow Police.
Full closure orders were granted in response to high levels of criminal activity, including drug use and serious disturbance.
Local residents have been plagued by the anti-social activities of the tenants of these properties for several months, and the closure orders will come as a welcome relief.
In addition to the closure orders, an eviction was carried out at another address in Pearson Apartments following a previous closure order.
Harrow Council tweeted: “Joint op sees 3 properties banned from use after a spate of criminal activity
“Great partnership work with our partners at @MPSHarrow , taking action on anti-social behaviour which was affecting the quality of life of local residents.”
Cllr Anjana Patel, Cabinet Member for Environment and Community Safety, commented on the joint operation: “Everyone has a right to a decent quality of life, and no one should feel unsafe or intimidated in their own neighbourhood.
“Thanks to the joint work of our officers and local police force, these properties that were making areas unpleasant to live in have now been banned from use to stop anti-social behaviour and criminal activity. I hope this news will reassure residents.”
The closure orders will remain in place for three months, during which time no one will be allowed to enter the properties.
The Council’s Community Safety Unit and Harrow Police have pledged to continue their efforts to tackle ASB in the area and bring back pride in the community.
They will soon be holding their first week of action to address the issue of anti-social behaviour, and residents can expect their continued commitment to putting their safety and wellbeing first