Injunction Granted Against Brandwood Resident

Birmingham County Court has granted an Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction against a council resident in Brandwod after ignoring warnings about dumping rubbish and his abusive behavior. 

A spokesperson from Birmingham City Council said “John Mcfarlane aged 43 had been issued with numerous warnings regarding breaches of his conditions of tenancy and his abusive behaviour towards neighbours and local residents. But despite warnings, Mcfarlane continued to be abusive and dump rubbish outside his property on Vicarage Road. Officers from the Brandwood Housing team and the councils environmental services worked together to gather evidence to bring this case successfully to court.”

Cllr James McKay, Cabinet Member for a Green, Safe and Smart City, said:  “We will take firm action against any of our tenants who breach their tenancy conditions in this manner and indeed any citizens who dump rubbish causing distress and upset to other residents in the area.  I thank the officers within Housing and Environmental Services for their hard work on this case.”

The conditions of the Anti-Social Behaviour Injunctions preclude Mcfarlane from:

  • Dumping rubbish in communal areas or gardens of property;
  • Harassing, intimidating or being abusive to residents within the local area;
  • Engaging in conduct causing or likely to cause nuisance or annoyance to local residents, including, but not limited to shouting, screaming or playing loud music.

This is one of the first ASBIs to be granted for this type of anti-social behaviour and future injunctions will be sought where tenants breach their tenancy conditions in this manner.