Closure power

A fast and flexible power, it can be used to protect victims & communities by closing premises that are disorderly or causing a nuisance.

The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 received royal assent on 13 March 2014 and became fully operational from 20 October 2014. It introduced several simpler, more effective powers aimed at tackling anti-social behaviour and providing better protection for victims and communities.


The closure power is the power which allows the police or the local council to close premises where anti-social behaviour has been committed, or was likely to be committed.


There are two stages the closure notice and the closure order.




Closure of premises associated with nuisance or disorder etc –

Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act ... - Gov.UK

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