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SARH successfully wins anti social behaviour injunction order

A STAFFORD resident’s continued acts of noise nuisance and antisocial behavi our have resulted in legal action from Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH).

SARH successfully applied for an Anti Social Behav iour Injunction Order (ASBI) against Christopher Scattergood, of Greyfriars, at Stafford County Court on Thursday, March 18.

The legal action followed several complaints from neighbours of Mr Scattergood about the playing of loud music and shouting – often until late at night.

Kathryn Bradbury, SARH Neighbourhood Services Manager, said: “Mr Scattergood has been warned repeatedly regarding his behaviour.

“He is still within his 12-month introductory tenancy and this ASBI will be his last chance to prove that he can stick to the terms of his tenancy agreement.”

Statements were provided during the court hearing from neighbours and SARH Neighbourhood Services Team . 

In the hearing Deputy District Judge Moore granted a full injunction order against Mr Scattergood for a 12-month period and also ordered him to pay £1,071 in legal costs.

The terms of the injunction against Mr Scattergood mean he is forbidden to:

  • Engage in conduct causing or likely to cause a nuisance or annoyance to persons residing in, visiting, or lawfully in the locality of Greyfriars, Stafford.
  • Play loud music, television or other devices so loud as to be heard outside 87 Greyfriars, and to cause nuisance to persons residing in, visiting, or lawfully in the locality of Greyfriars, Stafford.
  • Contacting, whether verbally or in writing, a particular neighbour, their family, or visitors.

Kathryn Bradbury added: “When we face continued breaches of tenancy, incidents of anti-social behaviour and acts of criminal activity, Stafford and Rural Homes will always take appropriate and proportionate action to ensure that our neighbourhoods remain a safe and secure place to live and work.

“Any further breaches in tenancy from Mr Scattergood will result in an application to court for breach of ASBI and a notice to end starter tenancy.”

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