Two ASB related repossessions in Banbridge
Published: Thur, 8 Mar 2012
In recent weeks we have repossessed two properties in the Banbridge District following reports of anti-social behaviour (ASB).
We don't take this action lightly, but only as a last resort, after all other attempts to resolve problems have been unsuccessful. When dealing with anti social behaviour, we work to resolve problems through early intervention and mediation. This approach is often successful, preventing the need for more serious action to be taken.
However, we know that anti-social behaviour can cause misery and anxiety for local residents who wish to live peacefully in their own homes and these actions show our commitment to protecting them from this scourge. We are working closely with the local community and other statutory agencies to ensure that ASB does not take hold and we need people to come forward and report incidents as and when they occur. Unless we know about such incidents, we cannot tackle them.
Anyone who has experienced or witnessed ASB should come forward and report it. The problems created by ASB are not always easy to resolve. Individual victims are often fearful of coming forward and this is understandable. However it is vital that we have the support and evidence provided by local people, because, without it, the job becomes even more difficult.
The two Housing Executive homes are located in the Lawrencetown and Banbridge town areas. The anti-social behaviour cases related to late night parties and excessive noise nuisance.
We've made significant progress in recent years in identifying and dealing with individuals who have been involved in unacceptable behaviour and this work will continue wherever these incidents occur. Anyone who has experienced problems relating to anti-social behaviour can contact us on 03448 920 900 or report it anonymously online.