A problem property in Montpelier has been closed, after the courts granted a full closure order following months of complaints from residents about anti-social behaviour (ASB).
The property in Banner Road was closed last week (January 3) when Bristol Magistrates Court granted a full closure order on the Solon Housing Association property.
Local residents became increasingly fed up with people coming and going at all times of the day and night, suspicious people obviously visiting the property to buy drugs (including when children were Playing Out in local streets), shouting, banging and other loud noises coming from the property in the middle of the night, and their bins being full of drugs paraphernalia including uncapped syringes.
Neighbourhood Sergeant Mark Aston said: “The man living at the address had been known to us for a number of years, but since June last year, complaints from local people about this property have increased.
“We worked closely with Solon Housing to engage with the tenant in an attempt to address his behaviour, but the same issues continued to be reported to us.
“Thanks to local people reporting every incident of ASB they suffered, we were able to build up an accurate picture of the problems at this property. Its closure should now provide some respite to this man’s neighbours, whose quality of life undoubtedly suffered due to his anti-social behaviour.”
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