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Published: Monday, 17th August 2020

A house which hosted a party during lockdown has had a Closure Order successfully placed against it.

HOUSE THAT HOSTED LOCKDOWN PARTY HAS CLOSURE ORDER PLACED ON IT

In July, Greater Manchester Police attended 102 Elm Road, Limehurst Village following reports of 30 people partying.

During the call officers were also assaulted.

This was the latest incident involving the property in Limehurst Village, which has been at the centre of anti-social behaviour and criminality over the last 12 months. There have also been reports of other house parties during lockdown.

On Friday Oldham Council successfully secured the Closure Order, following work with colleagues from Regenda Homes and Greater Manchester Police.

It means that anybody, apart from those who live there, who enters the property or garden, commits a criminal offence and can be arrested.

Regenda Homes have commenced tenancy enforcement action as the landlord of the address, however due to government restrictions, all housing possession actions have been postponed.

Councillor Amanda Chadderton, Cabinet Member for Human Resources and Corporate Reform said: “Holding a house party not only put those who attended at risk of catching Coronavirus but also the wider community. Sadly it wasn’t the first time this property had come to our attention.

“Oldham Council and its partners will not allow law abiding residents of Limehurst Village to have their lives ruined by the irresponsible and criminal actions of a small minority.

“I’m sure the action we’ve taken will be welcomed by the community and I would like to thank everyone who has played a part in bringing this issue to a successful conclusion.”

Superintendent Colette Rose, of GMP’s Oldham division, said: “Results like this one showcase the partnership work that is constantly happening across the Oldham borough in order to keep our communities safe.

“Anti-social behaviour has a huge impact on local residents and will always remain a top priority for ourselves and our partners. It’s vitally important that we work together and do all that we can to tackle such issues.

“It’s also important to remind people that we’re still in the midst of a global pandemic. Anyone – young or old - can get Coronavirus, and measures such as this one are really important as restrictions remain in place.”

Bill Lovat, Regional Director Regenda Homes, said: “Regenda has been working closely with partners to ensure standards of behaviour in our communities deliver the quality of life to which everyone is entitled.

“We will continue to take action to achieve that aim and to support positive outcomes for all our tenants.”

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