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

Published: Thursday, 15th October 2020

Oxford City Council has secured the extension of a closure order against a property in Eastern Avenue, Littlemore to stop anti-social behaviour and drug use at the property.

The closure order allows the tenant to remain in the property. It restricts anyone else from entering the property except for the tenant, a named family member, police and Oxford City Council officers and agents working on behalf of these organisations.

The original order was granted by Oxford Magistrates Court on 17 July after the court heard evidence of anti-social behaviour at the property that included noise, fighting, drunken behaviour and drug activity.

The extension of the order was granted on 13 October and lasts for three months.

Oxford City Council worked with Thames Valley Police and neighbours to secure the extension of the closure order.

“We take anti-social behaviour and drug dealing very seriously and will take action to combat these issues when it’s needed. Anti-social behaviour at this address was making people’s lives a misery – that is not acceptable. We secured an extension of this closure order to protect the tenant and neighbours in the area. If you are experiencing anti-social behaviour in your neighbourhood or you know someone who is, please get in touch with us by contacting [email protected].”

Councillor Louise Upton, cabinet member for a safer, healthier Oxford