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Nightmare neighbours stopped after joint operation in Harrow

Residents of Orchard Grove in Harrow can finally breathe a sigh of relief as years of nuisance and anti-social behaviour in their neighbourhood have come to an end.

The long-standing issue was effectively addressed through a collaborative effort between the council’s Community Safety Unit and the local police force.

For years, the community of Orchard Grove, Edgware in Harrow, had been plagued by crime, drugs, and anti-social behaviour, causing distress and concern among the residents. Despite various attempts, including warrants and partial closures, the situation remained challenging due to the complex dynamics between the occupier and property owner.


However, the council and police refused to give up and persisted in their joint efforts. Their determination paid off, as last week they were granted a full closure order for the problematic property, putting an end to the nightmare neighbours’ reign of trouble.

Cllr Anjana Patel, the Cabinet Member for Environment and Community Safety, expressed her gratitude for the successful resolution, stating, “Thanks to the joint work of officers, the right to a decent quality of life has been restored for residents who live in the area. No one should feel unsafe, worried, or intimidated in their own neighbourhood.”

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She acknowledged the persistence and dedication of everyone involved in tackling this long-standing issue and added, “This went on for too long – despite numerous attempts to ban the property from use, I am pleased that we have now been successful. I hope this news will reassure residents and allow them to enjoy their day-to-day lives without feeling unsafe. This is one of many ways we are restoring pride in Harrow, and we will continue to work with our partners to bring lasting solutions to put residents first and tackle issues that matter to Harrow residents.”

After careful discussions, the property owner has decided to take back possession of their property, ensuring that the troublesome occupier will not be able to return in the future.


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