Council tenant agrees to stop being a nuisance neighbour
A Mansfield District Council tenant has agreed to stop making her neighbours' lives a misery.
Lia Rodgers, 20, of Lord Street, Mansfield agreed to an undertaking at Mansfield County Court on Friday 5 August 2011 not to cause a nuisance, harass, use violence or behave in a threatening manner to her neighbours or any other person.
An undertaking is a promise given to the court to behave. In this case Rodgers agreed to the terms proposed in the Council's Anti Social behaviour injunction. She agreed under oath not to breach the undertaking so any breach would be considered as contempt of court and could lead to a prison sentence.
Mansfield District Council took action after neighbours on Lord Street had made complaints about Rodgers' behaviour which included shouting and swearing repeatedly, arguing and fighting with her partner and swearing at Council staff including ASB Officers. Her neighbours are said to be relieved that the Council stepped in and took positive action.
This successful outcome was as a result of partnership working between The Council's ASB Team, Housing Department, Neighbourhood Wardens and local Police. Lord Street is part of the MPAC* Partnership Plus Area for the Town Centre and Portland.
Cllr Mick Barton, Portfolio Holder for Public Protection at Mansfield District Council, said: "It is not acceptable for one member of the community to cause problems for others and Mansfield District Council works hard with its partners to put a stop to this."