City Council secures closure order to stop anti-social behaviour and drug dealing

Published: Thursday, 1st August 2019

Oxford City Council has secured a closure order against a property in East Oxford to stop anti-social behaviour and drug dealing from the building.

The closure order restricts anyone from entering the property, in Richardson Court, Bath Street, except for police officers, City Council officers and agents working on behalf of the organisations.

The order was granted by Oxford Magistrates’ Court on 18 July and lasts for three months.

The court heard that anti-social behaviour, including verbal abuse of neighbours, and drug dealing had been taking place from the property. The property is owned by the City Council.

Oxford City Council and Thames Valley Police worked closely to secure the order.

Councillor Nigel Chapman, Cabinet Member for Safer Communities and Customer Focused Services, said: “If anyone in Oxford is living with anti-social behaviour or drug dealing taking place next door, please get in touch with us by emailing As this case shows, we take these issues very seriously and will take action.”