The Divisional Court has ruled that Anti-Social Behaviour Orders which contain a prohibition on causing ‘harassment, alarm and distress’ are lawful despite the decision in Heron v Plymouth City Council  EWHC 3562 to the contrary.
The Council had made five ASBO applications in respect of youths who were engaging in Anti-Social Behaviour on their housing estate. The behaviour involved the youths congregating in a play area on the estate and causing nuisance and annoyance by riding on grassed areas with the mopeds and quad bikes.
Cracking down on disruption SJ 153/7 (24 February 2009)
Neighbour hell: Is this the end for disruptive residential premises?, NLJ 27 July 2007, 1075