Safer Merton shuts down another premises over anti-social behaviour

Merton Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) team has scored another rapid victory for residents as they secured the closure of another premises in the borough which had been holding unlicensed music events and causing disturbance to local people. 

The Safer Merton team were initially alerted to parties going on at 25 Radnor Close, CR4 through the night into the following morning by reports from residents and a complaint to a local councillor for the Pollards Hill ward. 

After the first reports of events were received on 21 March, the team swooped into action and sent several warning letters to the property’s landlord and tenants, but these were disregarded and another party took place the following weekend which again extended into the early hours.  

Working swiftly alongside the Council’s legal team, South London Legal Partnership, the ASB team took the case to court and were granted a Premises Closure Order on 8 April at Wimbledon Magistrates Court under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. 

The action was another multi-agency success story, as Safer Merton and the Pollards Hill Metropolitan Police team worked together with local residents to gather evidence to enable the premises’ closure, which will last three months until 8 July. 

Last month, Safer Merton achieved another closure of a premises on Commonside, CR4, which was shut down for three months for similar cases of anti-social behaviour.

If you have any issues around anti-social behaviour, Safer Merton’s ASB team can be contacted by telephone on 020 8274 490 or by email at asbu@merton.gov.uk

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