Tenant must improve behaviour or face eviction

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A tenant in Sheffield has narrowly avoided being evicted from her council house for anti-social behaviour.

Sheffield City Council took tenant Winifred Connors, aged 51, of Birchwood Grove, to court where she received a suspended possession order for the lifetime of her tenancy.

This means she must improve her behaviour – or she will lose her home.

Westfield tenant Connors received the order from Sheffield County Court on Tuesday.

This followed an earlier criminal conviction of assault, relating to an incident at a neighbour’s property.

Connors received a six-month suspended sentence for this at Sheffield Crown Court on May 21, 2015 and was ordered to pay £349.50 in court costs.

Coun Jayne Dunn, cabinet member for housing, said: “We will not tolerate anti-social behaviour and will always use the legal powers available to put a stop to it.

“Everyone has the right to live peacefully and it’s not fair that a small minority can ruin things for others. It’s really important that people report problems to us as we can only act on them when we know they’re happening. So I’d urge anyone having problems to get in touch.”

To report anti-social behaviour to Sheffield City Council, call 0114 2930000 for issues in North Sheffield or 0114 2053333 for issues in South Sheffield.

Reports can also be made at housing offices, or to the police on 101.

Any reports can be made anonymously.