Kimberley man fined for causing anti-social behaviour

04/06/24 - Broxtowe Borough Council have successfully prosecuted a Kimberley man for keeping his dogs in a manner which caused distress to local residents.

Three large dogs were kept in a rented property with no garden and dog faeces and urine was allowed to accumulate causing severe odour on a regular basis.

ASHLEY HARGREAVES (28), formerly of Alma Hill, Kimberley pleaded guilty at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on 24 May 2024 to six breaches of a Community Protection Notice. This followed complaints made to Environmental Health alleging his unreasonable behaviour was having a detrimental impact on the community. Council officers tried to resolve the matter but warnings were ignored.

ASHLEY HARGREAVES was ordered by the court to pay a total of £3,888 within 28 days consisting of a fine, victim surcharge and costs.  The Council also intended to apply for a Criminal Behaviour Order to stop him keeping dogs at the address but this was withdrawn after he left the property voluntarily. 

Chief Environmental Health Officer, Suzanne Hickey stated “The Court have issued a fine which reflects the harm suffered by members of our community. This behaviour carried on for a long period of time and could so easily have been avoided. Besides owing a duty of care to his dogs, Mr. Hargreaves also showed a basic lack of respect for others.

We will not tolerate those having a negative impact on the health and well-being of residents, businesses, and visitors. The Council takes anti-social behaviour in its many forms seriously and strive to protect resident’s as best we can given the powers available.”

For more information about anti-social behaviour and how to report any incidents, please visit the Anti Social Behaviour webpage.

Communications Team