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Posted on August 21, 2023

Calico Homes secures another possession order working with residents to keep Burnley Communities safe.

Calico Homes have been awarded immediate possession following a three-month closure notice on a property on Chiltern Avenue. This has been the third successful possession claim from Calico Homes since January in the Brunshaw area.

The ordeal began in 2016 when a tenant moved into the property and reports of disturbances emerged shortly after. Collaborative action was taken with, the Community Safety team at Burnley Borough Council, Lancashire Constabulary and residents on the street. Residents came forward to report the disturbances and provided evidence to proceed with legal action.

The turning point came in May 2023, when the courts awarded a three-month Closure Notice on the property. The significant step was made after powerful witness statements by residents bringing light to the severity of the situation. Jonathan Jackson, Head of ASB team and Solicitor for Burnley Borough Council obtained a full Closure Order on behalf of and with the support of Calico Homes and Lancashire Constabulary. Calico Homes then initiated with possession proceedings with Burnley Combined Court granting immediate possession.

Residents felt confident to come forward and report the disturbances and reach a solution after another closure order followed by possession of a nearby property on Pleasington Grove was completed in 6 months of the tenant moving into the property,

Calico Homes’ Community Safety Team use a harm centred approach when tackling anti-social behaviour and work closely with residents affected by the behaviour to keep Calico neighbourhoods across Burnley and Padiham, a safe and pleasant place to live.

Dawn Cardwell, Neighbourhood and Communities Manager at Calico Homes: “Our residents should feel safe where they live and we’re happy for our residents and what this result means after the harm caused by this tenant.

We will continue to work with our partners and residents to ensure our communities are a happy and safe place to live.”

Councillor Lubna Khan, Burnley Council’s executive member for health and community services, said: “We’re pleased that effective partnership working between various agencies has led to this positive result which I hope will bring some respite and improve the quality of life for people living close to this property. No-one should have to put up with the kind of anti-social behaviour that has brought a blight to this area.”


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