River Clyde Homes granted Anti-Social Behaviour Order

River Clyde Homes granted Anti-Social Behaviour Order

River Clyde Homes has recently been granted a full Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) at Greenock Sheriff Court.

A full ASBO was granted against a Mr Anthony Murray of flat 0/2, 4 Ann Street, Greenock due to ongoing complaints of anti-social behaviour linked to him at his tenancy along with his associates.

Police in Inverclyde have been working together with a number of partners, including River Clyde Homes, to tackle instances of anti-social behaviour through engagement via the Partnership Hub. The aim of the Partnership Hub is to find collaborative and co-ordinated approaches in tackling persistent complaints of anti-social behaviour which can have a significant impact on people’s lives.

Recently River Clyde Homes has been granted ASBOs against a small number of tenants due to persistent anti-social behaviour which gives police the power to take action against individuals for behaviour which would otherwise not be criminal. This highlights the commitment to improve the quality of life for people in our communities.

Inspector Paul Thompson of Police Scotland said: “This kind of toxic behaviour committed by a small number of individuals remains a focus for police in Inverclyde. We will continue to work with our partners to find joint solutions which often cannot be resolved in isolation and pursue individuals involved using the strongest possible legal action against them.”

Elaine Cannon, senior housing manager at River Clyde Homes, added: “There were reports of anti-social behaviour made to Police Scotland, Inverclyde Community Wardens, and River Clyde Homes daily with tenants and owners within the block frustrated with the comings and goings from the property all day and night.

“We are aware of the impact anti-social behaviour can have on our tenants’ lives and an ASBO prevents a person behaving in certain ways or doing certain things and can prevent further distress and alarm.

“River Clyde Homes will not tolerate anti-social behaviour and will continue to support residents who report it. We will take action against the perpetrators which may include seeking an ASBO and recovering the tenancy.

“The support from local residents, and partnership with Police Scotland, Inverclyde Council and the Community Wardens has been vital in this case, and we continue to ask for their assistance.”

Residents are encouraged to report anti-social behaviour to Police Scotland and Inverclyde Council’s community wardens as well as contacting River Clyde Homes on 0800 013 2196 which they can do in confidence at any time.

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