Order throws out council tenants for three months

Cornwall Grove, Bletchley tenants given order to leave home for three months for intimidating behaviour towards neighbours.
Cornwall Grove, Bletchley tenants given order to leave home for three months for intimidating behaviour towards neighbours.

Tenants of a Bletchley flat have been refused access to their home for three months after being found guilty of intimidation and noise towards their neighbours.

The 12-week property closure order on 6 Cornwall Grove was granted by Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday after it found that serious nuisance, disorder and offensive behaviour.

It is believed to be the first closure order in Thames Valley under new anti social behaviour legislation, which prevents visitors and the tenant access to the council house.

A council spokesman said: “We could not have achieved this without the help of the local community in providing evidence and support in securing this closure order”.

A Thames Valley Police spokesman said: “The tenant received numerous warnings and offers of support in an attempt to change the behaviour. Sadly, the warnings were ignored so the full consequences of their actions have been realised.”