Nuisance neighbours evicted thanks to River Clyde Homes

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14 June 2021

River Clyde Homes has underlined its zero tolerance approach to antisocial behaviour following the evictions of two people in Greenock town centre and another person from Belville Street.

The defiant message comes after an increase in antisocial behaviour across the country.

Staff from River Clyde Homes, Police Scotland and Inverclyde Council’s Community Wardens have been working hard to tackle the issue and support those tenants who are affected.

The Sheriff granted River Clyde Homes orders to end the tenancies of William Robertson, of Belville Street, Greenock for drug dealing in the vicinity of his home and Robert Meechan of Ann Street, Greenock for drug dealing from his home. The housing association also successfully obtained an order to evict John Glancy of Ann Street for persistent antisocial behaviour by him and his visitors.

Police in Inverclyde have been working together with a number of our partners including River Clyde Homes to tackle instances of antisocial Behaviour from a small number of tenants through the newly formed Partnership Hub.

The aim of the Partnership Hub is to find collaborative and co-ordinated approaches in tackling community related issues including persistent Anti-Social Behaviour.

Chief Inspector Paul Cameron stated: "This kind of toxic antisocial Behaviour remains a focus for Police in Inverclyde. We will continue to work with our partners to find joint solutions which often cannot be resolved in isolation and pursue individuals involved using the strongest possible legal action against them".

Councillor Tommy McVey, chair of Inverclyde Council’s police and fire scrutiny committee, said: “There’s absolutely no place for anti-social behaviour in our communities and we’re pleased to support our partners at River Clyde Homes and local police in driving selfish behaviour out of our towns and villages.

“Inverclyde on the whole is a safe and welcoming place to live but we must do all we can to stamp out a small minority who want to ruin that for others.”

“Inverclyde on the whole is a safe and welcoming place to live but we must do all we havoc can to stamp out a small minority who want to ruin that for others.”

Elaine Cannon, Senior Manager, RCH said “Tackling anti-social during the pandemic has been challenging however positive partnership working with Police Scotland and Inverclyde Council’s Community Wardens has assisted the Association to obtain orders at court to evict 3 tenants. River Clyde Homes will continue to take action against tenants who persistently act in an anti-social manner and cause disorder in our communities and this could lead to them losing their home”

If you’re a River Clyde Homes tenant you can report antisocial behaviour to us 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 0800 013 2196 for free from a mobile or landline.

In an emergency you can call Police Scotland on 999.  Please use the 101 number to contact Police for all non-emergency issues.

Other useful contacts include

  • Inverclyde Council ASIST Team – 0800 013 1701
  • Community Wardens – 0800 013 1701
  • Crimestoppers – 0800 555111
  • Victim Support Scotland – 0845 6039213