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Brighton Party Flat Shut By Council

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A flat in Powis Square, Brighton which hosted wild parties has been shut down by a new Council order which lasts for three months. 

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The 20 year old tenant effectively lost control of the privately rented flat as numerous visitors used her home for parties advertised on Facebook.

Drug use was reported, as was cases of people climbing over neighbouring balconies, and   numerous incidents of fighting from within the property and in communal areas.

Brighton magistrates imposed the Section 80 Closure Order, after hearing evidence of the worst and most violent cases of anti-social behaviour that the council has ever experienced.

Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014

The order, made under the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014, is the first of its kind in the city by Brighton & Hove City Council and was served on the property on 6 October 2015.

It prevents any person other than the landlord from entering the premises, and any person entering the premises who is not authorised to do so is liable to arrest.

Brighton and Hove Community Safety Team received complaints from local residents of parties running throughout the night, speeding motorbikes and revving engines as well as loud verbal abuse.

Peter Wileman, Community Safety Manager for Brighton and Hove City Council, said:

The occupant of this premises and her visitors have clearly caused considerable nuisance and distress towards the neighbours of this quiet, residential square.

 

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Cllr Emma Daniel

 

Councillor Emma Daniel, Chair of the Neighbourhood, Communities & Equalities Committee, said:

No-one in our city should suffer from anti-social behaviour.

The Community Safety Partnership will continue to use the powers under the new Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act to ensure that communities are kept safe from such problem premises should they emerge anywhere in our city.

If anyone experiences antisocial behaviour we would advise them to make contact with our Community Safety Team or the Police.

Anyone experiencing antisocial behaviour or hate incidents can contact the Community Safety Casework Team on 01273 292735 email Or report to the Police on 101 (999 in an emergency).

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