Asbo stops Bettws party woman from having more than two friends in flat

South Wales Argus: PARTY BAN: Charlene Dowsell PARTY BAN: Charlene Dowsell

A NUISANCE neighbour from Bettws has been banned from having more than two friends in her flat overnight after holding regular all-night raves.

Charlene Dowsell, 28, of Welland Circle, Bettws, Newport, was slapped with a two-year Anti-social Behaviour Order (Asbo) after numerous parties at her house, prompting repeated complaints from neighbours.

Up to 20 people would arrive in a van for the parties at her Newport City Homes flat and, in the summer months, they became a nightly event. Throughout the night, loud rave music was played which could be heard from the adjacent streets and the parties would sometimes last until 7am.

Litter was also thrown into a communal yard, including lit cigarettes, bottles and empty clear plastic bags which police say are often associated with drugs use.

As well as the noise, party goers would frequently become aggressive, shouting and swearing in the street and on one occasion two men became embroiled in a fight which involved jumping on parked cars.

The Asbo was issued at Cwmbran Magistrates’ Court and bans Dowsell from having or encouraging more than two additional people into her address between 7pm and 7am, engaging or threatening to engage in any conduct capable of causing alarm, harassment or distress or interferes to any person/persons not is the same household or encourage any person to cause alarm, harassment or distress to any persons within any part of Gwent and playing loud music which can be heard outside her flat.

If she breaches the order, which lasts until February 3, 2015, Dowsell faces up to five years in prison.

Dowsell signed an acceptable behaviour contract with Gwent Police and Newport City Homes on August 16, 2012, agreeing to a set of conditions regarding behaviour. When she failed to stick to this, the Asbo was applied for.

PC Paula Spence, Crime and Disorder Reduction Officer for Newport, said: "We hope this Asbo reassures residents and sends a clear message to those acting in an anti-social manner, that this type of behaviour will not be tolerated.

"We will use every type of legislation available to stop this type of activity and ensure that residents in Newport can live in peace."

* If anyone see Dowsell breach her Asbo, they can report her to Gwent Police by calling 101.

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3:04pm Wed 20 Feb 13

portforever says...

ah, the all mighty asbo, that will sort her out . give her a warning any more crap and she will be made homeless, why should decent people have to put up with that . maybe if some of them had a job they may want to go to bed at a normal time.
ah, the all mighty asbo, that will sort her out . give her a warning any more crap and she will be made homeless, why should decent people have to put up with that . maybe if some of them had a job they may want to go to bed at a normal time. portforever
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3:18pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Cantankerous says...

Result - excellent!
Result - excellent! Cantankerous
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3:21pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Dolieboy says...

PC Paula Spence, Crime and Disorder Reduction Officer for Newport, said: "We hope this Asbo reassures residents and sends a clear message to those acting in an anti-social manner, that this type of behaviour will not be tolerated.

But it was. When I had some halfwits opposite me playing loud music, I called the wardens. 2nd occasion called the wardens again. No 3rd occasion, they were thrown out!!!
PC Paula Spence, Crime and Disorder Reduction Officer for Newport, said: "We hope this Asbo reassures residents and sends a clear message to those acting in an anti-social manner, that this type of behaviour will not be tolerated. But it was. When I had some halfwits opposite me playing loud music, I called the wardens. 2nd occasion called the wardens again. No 3rd occasion, they were thrown out!!! Dolieboy
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3:39pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Vwtaff says...

so what are you saying Dellboy?
so what are you saying Dellboy? Vwtaff
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4:24pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Llanmartinangel says...

So with over a million people waiting for accommodation in the UK, someone breaks an agreement with Newport City Homes and the Police and an ASBO is the best they can do? Why wasn't she evicted? I'm assuming the taxpayer is keeping this miscreant in food, housing and everything else.
So with over a million people waiting for accommodation in the UK, someone breaks an agreement with Newport City Homes and the Police and an ASBO is the best they can do? Why wasn't she evicted? I'm assuming the taxpayer is keeping this miscreant in food, housing and everything else. Llanmartinangel
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4:58pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Lastpost says...

This should not even have to got to the ASBO stage. She had already breached her tenancy agreement with Newport City Homes.

She should have been evicted then and there.

Newport City Homes needs to toughen up and crack down on those tenants who abuse the housing system and make life a misery for the law abiding people who have to live in the area.
This should not even have to got to the ASBO stage. She had already breached her tenancy agreement with Newport City Homes. She should have been evicted then and there. Newport City Homes needs to toughen up and crack down on those tenants who abuse the housing system and make life a misery for the law abiding people who have to live in the area. Lastpost
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5:08pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Cantankerous says...

Possession Orders are not easy to obtain especially if the landlord is a "landlord of last resort" - it is the decision of a judge alone!
Possession Orders are not easy to obtain especially if the landlord is a "landlord of last resort" - it is the decision of a judge alone! Cantankerous
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5:23pm Wed 20 Feb 13

whatintheworld says...

Llanmartinangel wrote:
So with over a million people waiting for accommodation in the UK, someone breaks an agreement with Newport City Homes and the Police and an ASBO is the best they can do? Why wasn't she evicted? I'm assuming the taxpayer is keeping this miscreant in food, housing and everything else.
she wasn't evicted because it would have cost tax payers more to do so. we would pay for her temporary accomodation. its very hard to find/hold down work while in temporary accomodation, so she'd probably end up on the dole. when a permenant house becomes available, we'd end up footing the benefits needed to live in it.
[quote][p][bold]Llanmartinangel[/bold] wrote: So with over a million people waiting for accommodation in the UK, someone breaks an agreement with Newport City Homes and the Police and an ASBO is the best they can do? Why wasn't she evicted? I'm assuming the taxpayer is keeping this miscreant in food, housing and everything else.[/p][/quote]she wasn't evicted because it would have cost tax payers more to do so. we would pay for her temporary accomodation. its very hard to find/hold down work while in temporary accomodation, so she'd probably end up on the dole. when a permenant house becomes available, we'd end up footing the benefits needed to live in it. whatintheworld
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6:08pm Wed 20 Feb 13

displayed says...

So shes till at it!

Monday 29th January 2007
"A MOTHER-OF-TWO whose noisy drinking sessions made neighbours' lives a misery in Newport was handed a five-year anti-social behaviour order."
"Charlene Dowsell, 22, of Maesglas Crescent, swore and shouted at residents and played loud music in Maesglas and Somerton over the last two years,"
"Dowsell's first recorded offence was at the age of 13 for alleged vandalism. Since then she has been arrested seven times for allegedly assaulting and threatening to stab a police officer, breach of the peace, and being drunk and disorderly."

"She received nine cautions for being drunk and disorderly, and was verbally abusive to community safety wardens and neighbours on several occasions."

Thursday 28 June 2007
"Dowsell, a 22-year-old mum-of-two, was given a five-year Asbo in January after holding regular noisy drinking sessions at her home on Maesglas Crescent."


Now this latest fiasco of anti-social disorder.

From one este to the other!

Not a good example for her children!

"If she breaches the order, which lasts until February 3, 2015, Dowsell faces up to five years in prison."

NCH are a lot tougher than the council ever were.

They will evict without hesitation!
 
So shes till at it! Monday 29th January 2007 "A MOTHER-OF-TWO whose noisy drinking sessions made neighbours' lives a misery in Newport was handed a five-year anti-social behaviour order." "Charlene Dowsell, 22, of Maesglas Crescent, swore and shouted at residents and played loud music in Maesglas and Somerton over the last two years," "Dowsell's first recorded offence was at the age of 13 for alleged vandalism. Since then she has been arrested seven times for allegedly assaulting and threatening to stab a police officer, breach of the peace, and being drunk and disorderly." "She received nine cautions for being drunk and disorderly, and was verbally abusive to community safety wardens and neighbours on several occasions." Thursday 28 June 2007 "Dowsell, a 22-year-old mum-of-two, was given a five-year Asbo in January after holding regular noisy drinking sessions at her home on Maesglas Crescent." Now this latest fiasco of anti-social disorder. From one este to the other! Not a good example for her children! "If she breaches the order, which lasts until February 3, 2015, Dowsell faces up to five years in prison." NCH are a lot tougher than the council ever were. They will evict without hesitation!   displayed
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6:13pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Llanmartinangel says...

whatintheworld wrote:
Llanmartinangel wrote:
So with over a million people waiting for accommodation in the UK, someone breaks an agreement with Newport City Homes and the Police and an ASBO is the best they can do? Why wasn't she evicted? I'm assuming the taxpayer is keeping this miscreant in food, housing and everything else.
she wasn't evicted because it would have cost tax payers more to do so. we would pay for her temporary accomodation. its very hard to find/hold down work while in temporary accomodation, so she'd probably end up on the dole. when a permenant house becomes available, we'd end up footing the benefits needed to live in it.
I get that but we're paying for her anyway. Her neighbours would get some relief. Do I care if life is made more difficult for people like her? Nope. Does anyone? Doubt it.
[quote][p][bold]whatintheworld[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Llanmartinangel[/bold] wrote: So with over a million people waiting for accommodation in the UK, someone breaks an agreement with Newport City Homes and the Police and an ASBO is the best they can do? Why wasn't she evicted? I'm assuming the taxpayer is keeping this miscreant in food, housing and everything else.[/p][/quote]she wasn't evicted because it would have cost tax payers more to do so. we would pay for her temporary accomodation. its very hard to find/hold down work while in temporary accomodation, so she'd probably end up on the dole. when a permenant house becomes available, we'd end up footing the benefits needed to live in it.[/p][/quote]I get that but we're paying for her anyway. Her neighbours would get some relief. Do I care if life is made more difficult for people like her? Nope. Does anyone? Doubt it. Llanmartinangel
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6:17pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Llanmartinangel says...

displayed wrote:
So shes till at it!

Monday 29th January 2007
"A MOTHER-OF-TWO whose noisy drinking sessions made neighbours' lives a misery in Newport was handed a five-year anti-social behaviour order."
"Charlene Dowsell, 22, of Maesglas Crescent, swore and shouted at residents and played loud music in Maesglas and Somerton over the last two years,"
"Dowsell's first recorded offence was at the age of 13 for alleged vandalism. Since then she has been arrested seven times for allegedly assaulting and threatening to stab a police officer, breach of the peace, and being drunk and disorderly."

"She received nine cautions for being drunk and disorderly, and was verbally abusive to community safety wardens and neighbours on several occasions."

Thursday 28 June 2007
"Dowsell, a 22-year-old mum-of-two, was given a five-year Asbo in January after holding regular noisy drinking sessions at her home on Maesglas Crescent."


Now this latest fiasco of anti-social disorder.

From one este to the other!

Not a good example for her children!

"If she breaches the order, which lasts until February 3, 2015, Dowsell faces up to five years in prison."

NCH are a lot tougher than the council ever were.

They will evict without hesitation!
 
I wonder if this one of the 'heterosexual' parents the Welsh secretary was alluding to when he talked about same sex couples not being able to provide a safe and secure environment.
[quote][p][bold]displayed[/bold] wrote: So shes till at it! Monday 29th January 2007 "A MOTHER-OF-TWO whose noisy drinking sessions made neighbours' lives a misery in Newport was handed a five-year anti-social behaviour order." "Charlene Dowsell, 22, of Maesglas Crescent, swore and shouted at residents and played loud music in Maesglas and Somerton over the last two years," "Dowsell's first recorded offence was at the age of 13 for alleged vandalism. Since then she has been arrested seven times for allegedly assaulting and threatening to stab a police officer, breach of the peace, and being drunk and disorderly." "She received nine cautions for being drunk and disorderly, and was verbally abusive to community safety wardens and neighbours on several occasions." Thursday 28 June 2007 "Dowsell, a 22-year-old mum-of-two, was given a five-year Asbo in January after holding regular noisy drinking sessions at her home on Maesglas Crescent." Now this latest fiasco of anti-social disorder. From one este to the other! Not a good example for her children! "If she breaches the order, which lasts until February 3, 2015, Dowsell faces up to five years in prison." NCH are a lot tougher than the council ever were. They will evict without hesitation!  [/p][/quote]I wonder if this one of the 'heterosexual' parents the Welsh secretary was alluding to when he talked about same sex couples not being able to provide a safe and secure environment. Llanmartinangel
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11:16am Thu 21 Feb 13

welshmen says...

Put her in a cell and play the Birdie song at 120 decibels for a week.....
Put her in a cell and play the Birdie song at 120 decibels for a week..... welshmen
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3:14pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Dolieboy says...

Vwtaff wrote:
so what are you saying Dellboy?
When you can read you can work it out!
[quote][p][bold]Vwtaff[/bold] wrote: so what are you saying Dellboy?[/p][/quote]When you can read you can work it out! Dolieboy
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3:15pm Thu 21 Feb 13

venga says...

No doubt a smart a*** lawyer will fight for her human right to enjoy herself. Asbos are not worth the paper they are written on. A neighbour of mine in Pill has one and he breaches it regularly, forget human rights.... what about humane rights and responsibilities heh!
No doubt a smart a*** lawyer will fight for her human right to enjoy herself. Asbos are not worth the paper they are written on. A neighbour of mine in Pill has one and he breaches it regularly, forget human rights.... what about humane rights and responsibilities heh! venga
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