Magistrates have placed a closure order on a house in Pontlottyn in a bid to tackle persistent antisocial behaviour and criminal activity.
The three-month closure order was granted at Newport Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, July 15, and will run until October 14.
The terms of the order bans anyone from entering the property at 55 Dan y Graig, including the tenant, during the three-month period.
The application for the closure order was made by Caerphilly County Borough Council, which owns the property.
The council’s Tenancy Enforcement Section – which deals with incidents of antisocial behaviour experienced by council tenants or people living near council tenants – worked with Gwent Police and local residents as part of the application.
The council has said it is supporting the tenant.
Councillor Lisa Phipps, the council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, said the closure order “will come as welcome news to many local residents who had been the victims of continual antisocial behaviour and nuisance arising from this property”.
Cllr Phipps added: “Evidence from residents is key in helping us tackle cases such as this and I’d like to thank those who came forward and worked with our officers to help reach this resolution.”
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