RESTRICTIONS have been enforced on three properties following reports of anti-social behaviour .

At the end of last month, Greater Manchester Police announced that three-month closures have been enforced on properties on Cecil Street, Shadwell Grove in Leigh, and Belmont Grove in Hindley.

Following reports of repeated anti-social behaviour, the Belmont Grove property has received a Full Closure Order, meaning that no individual, including the current tenant, can enter the premises until Friday, August 23.

The Leigh properties have received standard closure orders, meaning that only the tenant, police, and council is able to enter the premises for the three month period.

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The orders were granted last month after evidence was provided at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates’ Court by council and police officers.

The orders are intended to prevent the anti-social behaviour and crime from occurring, and those found to be in breach of the order will be liable to a fine or imprisonment.

Speaking previously about the impact of closure orders in the community, Julie Middlehurst, assistant director for regulatory services at Wigan Council, said: “Enforcement action like this is a last resort but the behaviour associated with this property was unacceptable and was having a hugely negative impact on the neighbourhood.

“We always seek to support our tenants, but we have a duty to our wider communities to take action when we see prolonged and serious issues of anti-social behaviour”

“I hope that this sends a message that this behaviour will not be tolerated, and we will take the appropriate action where necessary.

“I would like to commend the work of the [council's] Community Resilience Team and reassure residents in the neighbouring area that we will do everything within our power, working alongside our partners at Greater Manchester Police, to promote safe and resilient communities.”