Gloucestershire

Coney Hill nuisance neighbours to be evicted

Tenants who made their neighbours' lives a misery for a year with loud noise and rubbish in the front and back gardens are to be evicted.

The man and woman lived in a property owned by Bromford Housing Association in Coney Hill, Gloucester.

"The property is in a terrible state with broken doors and holes in the walls," said Sam Knowles, community safety manager for the association.

The pair now have 42 days to leave the address.

"We have had many reports of anti-social behaviour linked to the property and it was simply becoming intolerable for everyone else in the street," said PC Andy Plant of Gloucestershire Police.

"I worked with the housing association to visit the tenants and made numerous efforts to get them to change their behaviour, without success."

Residents in the area complained of "excessive noise" and "huge disruption on a regular basis over the past year", PC Plant said.

A community impact assessment was submitted to the housing association and neighbours gave evidence of how their lives had been affected.

"I really hope this shows people that we do take anti-social behaviour seriously and encourages residents to come forward and tell us where they are experiencing problems," said PC Plant.

The eviction order was granted by a district judge at Gloucester County Court.

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