South Staffs hotel issued with temporary closure notice
Released on 12 November 2020
A Closure Notice has been served Thursday 12 November 2020 on The Himley Country Hotel, School Road, Himley, by South Staffordshire Council and Staffordshire Police using the powers available to them within the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 which will take effect from Saturday 14 November 2020.
This is due to continuing reports of anti-social behaviour taking place in Himley and the surrounding area. Residents spoke about their concerns at a residents' meeting in August 2020, and both South Staffordshire Council and Staffordshire Police have been working in partnership to address their concerns.
Chief Inspector Dave Wain from Staffordshire Police said, “We have been aware of reports of anti-social behaviour taking place in Himley and the surrounding area over the last few months. In response, we organised a residents' meeting in August to listen to their concerns and we have been monitoring the area through regular police patrols.
“Many residents feel that Himley Country Hotel is still accommodating and attracting people who are involved in crime and causing nuisance and anti-social behaviour. To reassure residents, we have increased our police presence in the area with regular police patrols every Friday and Saturday until 3am.''
“Councillor Roger Lees, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Planning and Regulatory Services at South Staffordshire Council, said, “This kind of behaviour can't be tolerated any longer. South Staffordshire is one of the safest areas in the country to live and we will continue to work in partnership with the police to tackle all types of anti-social behaviour and ensure that residents feel safe."
Anyone who has any concerns about anti-social behaviour in their community can report it to the police by calling 101.
For further details contact
South Staffordshire District Council
Tel: 01902 696000