Closure order for Reigate flat after anti-social behaviour

(Photo from Surrey Police)


Police officers from the Reigate & Banstead Safer Neighbourhood Team assisted by Raven Housing Trust have obtained a closure order for a flat at 29 Alexander Road, Reigate.

The order was granted on Wednesday 28 August by Staines Magistrates Court and will be in place until 27 November.

Surrey Police say it is a “full closure order”, issued under Section 80 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Disorder Act 2014, and that it follows numerous reports of anti-social behaviour.

Borough commander, Inspector Angie Austin, said of the order: “This sends a clear message that anti-social behaviour of any variety will not be tolerated in Reigate and we will work with partner agencies to ensure that we use all of our available powers to combat it.

“I’d like to thank the local community for their support and bravery in coming forward to help my team to build a clear picture of what was happening on Alexander Road.

“This closure order is positive news for other residents and their families in the area.”

Amy Cheswick, director of customers and partners at Raven Housing Trust, said:

“This closure order is a successful result of tireless partnership work between the local community, Reigate & Banstead Safer Neighbourhood Team and Raven’s Tenancy Enforcement Team.

“Without the support of the local community, we would not have been able to take such decisive action against the perpetrators at this address.

“Where we can work together to gain evidence, we can effectively tackle anti-social behaviour, support victims and make communities safer places to live.

“This was a real team effort – well done to all involved.”