Council secures closure order to stop antisocial behaviour and drug dealing

Published: Thursday, 24th March 2022

Oxford City Council has secured a closure order against a property in Crowberry Road, Blackbird Leys, to protect the tenant from antisocial behaviour and drug use at the property.

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

The order was granted by Oxford Magistrates Court on 23 March after the court heard evidence of antisocial behaviour at the property that included noise issues and drug activity. The order lasts for three months.

The council worked with Thames Valley Police and neighbours to secure the closure order.


“We take issues of anti-social behaviour and drug dealing very seriously and take action when necessary to combat these issues. We secured this closure order to protect the tenant and neighbours in the area. This is about stopping exploitation of vulnerable people and about ensuring residents can live peacefully in their homes.

“If you, or somebody you know is experiencing anti-social behaviour next door, please get in touch with us by contacting

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