A closure order has been enforced at a property after reports of drug use and possible drug dealing.

Watford Community Housing’s anti-social behaviour team worked with Hertfordshire Constabulary to enact a closure order on October 6 to a property in Woodmere Avenue, North Watford.

The team investigated a resident at the property after receiving reports of drug use and possible drug dealing causing a “nuisance” to neighbours.

Neighbours helped with enquiries to provide statements and make sure the case for the closure order was accurate.

The case was taken to court to obtain an order on September 30, but the case was adjourned until October 6.

An order was granted meaning that no one is allowed to enter the property for three months.

Heather Burns, the neighbourhood services team leader for Watford Community Housing, said: “The safety and wellbeing of our customers is our highest priority and we’re committed to working in partnership with local organisations to make sure our communities are safe and welcoming places to live.

“We are really happy to have been able to obtain this closure order and we will now be looking to gain a notice of seeking possession, which will mean that the resident in question will not be able to return to the property.

“I’d like to thank the officers from Watford police station who were instrumental in helping us protect our customers, as well as the local residents who came forward to speak to us.”

Sergeant Luke Mitchell, from the Watford Community Safety Unit, said: “Working in partnership with Watford Community Housing, we were able to attend St. Albans Magistrates’ Court and obtain this closure order for a period of three months.

“This address has caused nuisance and annoyance for nearby residents for a long time, but by being proactive we were able to secure a large amount of evidence which supported the closure of this address.”