AFTER nearly two years of listening to domestic arguments in a communal garden, residents in Westgate are describing their new-found peace and quiet as ‘bliss’.
Those living in nine blocks of flats in Marian Court, Westgate sighed with relief as neighbour Christopher Cleeveland and partner were evicted.
The couple, who moved in 18 months ago, were described as loud and would often be seen shouting at each other in the communal garden.
Gloucester City Homes said they took possession of the flat in Marian Court on December 2 after Christopher, 24, caused ‘harassment, alarm and distress’ to Westgate residents by having regular loud, verbally abusive arguments with his partner and playing loud music with explicit lyrics.
The disturbances took place on a daily basis and continued until the tenant finally left the property on Sunday.
The couple had one last argument before they left, resulting in the police being called to separate them.
Resident Beryl Rogers, of Marian Court, said: “You would often hear the lady shouting, sometimes at 7am. They had a dog which left a lot of mess.”
During the tenancy, Gloucester City Homes said they worked with the couple to try and address the issue, but said they chose to ignore their Acceptable Behaviour Contracts and continued to make residents’ lives a misery.
It was thanks to the evidence of the witnesses, who passed on recordings of the arguments to the council and police, that the eviction was secured.
Gloucester City Home anti-social behaviour manager Sara Hendry said: “Gloucester City Homes always take reports of anti-social behaviour very seriously and always takes robust action to protect communities from the harmful effects of anti-social behaviour.
“We are delighted that our residents will be able to enjoy the festive season and New Year without continual disturbances from this anti-social individual.”