Officers from Waverley’s Safer Neighbourhood Team working in partnership with Waverley Borough Council’s Housing Team have secured a three-month Closure Order against 5 The Meads in Haslemere.
It follows reports of noise-related anti-social behaviour at all hours, drug dealing, and a strong smell of cannabis relating to the first floor flat..
The Full Closure Order was granted on Thursday 12 September under Section 80 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Disorder Act 2014 by Staines Magistrates’ Court.
The order means that no-one can enter the flat until 11 December 2019.
PC Will Davies from the Waverley Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “This sends a clear message that drug-related anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated in Haslemere. We have ongoing enquiries relating to some of the reports that we received. Securing this Closure Order is a perfect example of partnership working at its best with the Borough Council.
“People living in the area had expressed concerns about: drug use, drug dealing, cannabis cultivation, violence, and underage drinking and drug use. The Closure Order has given other residents peace of mind with people thank us and telling us that they feel safer and can now get a good night’s sleep.
“The locks at the address have now been changed and the front door screwed shut, clear Closure Notices have been put in place on the front door and communal door to the building. Regular police patrols are also taking place to ensure that further problems don’t occur”.