Ex-council man’s Town Hall ban over ‘fixation’

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A former Blackpool Council employee has been banned from entering the Town Hall or any other local authority offices.

Sixty-three-year-old Derek Fordham agreed to the placing of a two-year anti social behaviour order 
(ASBO) on him when he appeared before District Judge Jeff Brailsford sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

The order had been applied for by Blackpool Council for what it called Fordham’s unreasonable behaviour.

The court heard Fordham, of Chelford Avenue, Blackpool, had a fixation about a current member of the council staff and put dead animals – such as cats and rabbits – on his target’s car.

Fordham told the judge: “I have seen the order and I agree it and I will keep to it.”

In the next two years he is prohibited from putting anyone in fear of their safety or inciting a third person to put someone in fear.

He is banned from contacting any Blackpool Council employee unless one is nominated by the authority as a sole point of contact.

Fordham must not enter any council offices or buildings and he must not contact any witnesses named in the ASBO proceedings.