Bromley misery house boarded up
PUBLISHED: 17:18 22 October 2014 | UPDATED: 17:18 22 October 2014
The house was closed after ongoing complaints about anti-social behaviour
A ‘closure order’ has been granted by a court on a house at the centre of extreme anti-social behaviour in Mottingham.
The closure order on 11 Horley Road, Mottingham SE9 was sought by the Mottingham and Chislehurst North Safer Neighbourhoods Team, Bromley Council and Affinity Sutton Housing Association after complaints from the local community about ongoing anti-social behaviour in and around the property.
Residents living near the what was described by police as the ‘misery house’ had suffered abuse, threats and intimidation, youths attending the address with their mopeds at all times of the day and night, revving their engines and littering.
The closure order, granted by Bexley Magistrates Court, means that no person is allowed on the premises for three months. The house has now been boarded up as a result of the order.
Bromley Borough Commander Chris Hafford said: “This property was at the heart of some serious anti-social behaviour in the Horley Road area over many months.
“The police, council and housing association worked with the local community to obtain a closure order on the address; this has already resulted in a dramatic fall in the number of calls regarding anti-social behaviour in the area.
“This sends a clear message that acts of persistent and serious anti-social behaviour will be dealt with swiftly and very decisively using all legislation available to us.”
Bromley’s executive member for public protection and safety, Tim Stevens, said: “The council’s antisocial behaviour team worked in partnership with police on this ‘closure order’. We want people who commit such acts in Bromley borough to be in no doubt that the council and the police will continue to stamp out serious antisocial behaviour.
“We believe that residents should not have to put up with the misery of bad behaviour by others in their neighbourhood.”