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Stockport Homes’ customers receive ASB Injunctions

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Published by Anonymous for Stockport Homes in Housing and also in Central Government, Communities, Local Government

Stockport Homes in partnership with Greater Manchester Police and Stockport Council have obtained four anti-social behaviour injunctions against tenants on the Swythamley estate.

During 2013, residents on the Swythamley estate had been subjected to significant incidents of anti-social behaviour from Michelle and Ross Ridgway, Carl Waters and Michael Bowen. Residents had felt trapped in their own homes and unable to deal with the matter for fear of reprisals.

Staff from Stockport Homes, Stockport Council and Greater Manchester Police worked closely together to gather evidence to apply for anti-social behaviour injunctions against the four individuals.

A one year injunction, which lasts until 8 May 2015, was granted against Michael Bowen, and a two year injunction, until 14 May 2016, was granted against Ross Ridgway. Michelle Ridgway and Carl Waters were given injunctions that last until 23 December 2014. The injunctions prevent all of them from:

  • engaging or threatening to engage in conduct capable of causing nuisance or annoyance to any tenant or resident of the Swythamley estate;
  • harassing any persons on the estate;
  • using abusive or threatening behaviour to any resident of the estate; or
  • using or threatening to use violence against any resident of the estate.

Michael and Ross’s injunctions also prohibit them from entering or attempting to enter the Swythamley estate, and they can be arrested if they do so.

If any residents see Michelle, Ross, Carl or Michael breaking any of the above conditions they can report it, either anonymously or in complete confidence, to  Greater Manchester Police on 101 or Stockport Homes on 0161 218 1042.

April Higson, Director of Neighbourhoods and Support, Stockport Homes said, “We take all issues of ASB extremely seriously as we believe everyone has the right to enjoy peace and quiet in their home and community. Because of this we will always act swiftly to take the necessary legal action to provide victims with the protection they need against ASB.”

Leon Jacobs, Chief Inspector, Greater Manchester Police said, “This is a really positive result for residents of the Swythamley estate and sends out a strong message that anti-social and intimidating behaviour will not be tolerated. We will carry on working closely with our partners to continue to make Stockport a safer place to live and to visit.”

Helen Boyle, Deputy Head of Service, Community Safety and Neighbourhoods, Stockport Council said, “The council is very pleased with the results of this work, which really highlights that if we can combine our resources to tackle these problems we can demonstrate to residents how seriously we take their concerns and can work more effectively together to resolve issues.”

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