Sheltered housing tenant is given two year Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction for threatening staff and follow tenants
Published by lpriest for Progress Housing Group in Housing and also in Communities
A sheltered housing tenant has been given an Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction with the Power of Arrest after she threatened residents of a sheltered housing scheme and a member of New Progress Housing Association staff.
In an alcohol fuelled state Judith Barker aged 57 of Old Mill Court sheltered scheme in Walmer Bridge, Preston, used threats of violence and abusive language towards residents and the manager of the sheltered scheme, which provides housing to people aged 55 and over.Barker also set her Rottweiler dog on residents and a member of New Progress staff and allowed her dog to roam freely around the scheme, terrifying both residents and staff.
At Preston County Court, District Judge Anson awarded New Progress Housing Association an Injunction with the Power of Arrest against Barker for two years, also ordering Barker to pay the Housing Association’s court costs of £1,126.
On sentencing District Judge Anson said: “After reading the witness statement I am content that an Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction should be made for a two year period with a power of arrest attached.”
Bernie Keenan, Executive Director of Housing, Communitiy and Support Services for New Progress Housing Association, said: “We take any incident of threatening or abusive behaviour towards our staff, contractors or tenants extremely seriously.
"This case sends out a clear message that we will not tolerate this sort of behaviour and we will do everything that we can to provide a safe environment for our employees to work in, as well as protect our tenants and keep our communities safe and peaceful places to live."
The injunction, which lasts until 1 August 2015, sets out several conditions aimed at curbing the anti-social behaviour of Barker. It forbids her from:
- Engaging or threatening to engage in conduct, which is capable of causing a nuisance or annoyance to residents of Old Mill Court sheltered housing scheme, anyone visiting the scheme, or members of New Progress Housing Association staff
- Causing harassment, alarm or distress to any person
- Using violence or threatening violence
- Encouraging others to use violence
For further information on New Progress Housing Association visit: www.progressgroup.org.uk/newprogress