Fairwater estate to get new gates and fencing to tackle anti-social behaviour

November 26, 2012 No Comments »

PCSO Mandy Malins with Fairwater resident Sheila Mathers during Operation Perception.

Extra fencing and gates are being installed on a Fairwater estate in an attempt to tackle “persistent” anti-social behaviour.

South Wales Police said the new fencing was being put in after a summer-long police operation called Operation Perception that asked the Fairwater community what issues were most important to them, and how they would like to see them solved.

Following several suggestions from residents, kissing-gates and additional fencing will be put up in Ash Place, Hazel Place, and Sunnybrook Court.

PCSO Mandy Malins explained: “For many years the residents of Ash Place, Hazel Place and Sunnybrook Court have had to cope with groups of youths hanging around the area, drinking, smoking and being generally a nuisance.

“Over the summer we spoke to every resident in the area to obtain their thoughts and a very common request was for gating at each end of the walkway.”

Work to install the gates and fencing is expected to take place over the next few months, and a new Neighbourhood Watch is also being launched for residents of Ash, Hazel, Sycamore and Peach Place.

PCSO Malins said it was hoped these measures would lead to a better quality of life for local residents.

Operation Perception was launched in Cardiff last year and has taken place in different areas across the city.

Cardiff council’s cabinet member for communities and social justice, Councillor Lynda Thorne, said: ““Tackling anti-social behaviour remains a key priority for Cardiff Council and we are serious about finding long term solutions to address problems once and for all. However, we recognise that where possible it is far better to work with local residents to find these solutions as this helps to ensure that whatever is implemented has local buy-in and support.

“This initiative is a great example of how effective partnership working with communities can be and I would like to thank everyone who has been involved with it.”

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