Filton streets set to become safer

 

Residents in several streets in Filton should benefit from greater security following a decision this evening.  South Gloucestershire Council’s Communities Committee tonight agreed to make the gating order needed by law that will allow gates to be installed at back lanes off Sixth, Seventh, Eighth and Ninth Avenues in Filton.

 

Local Labour Councillor Roger Hutchinson, who submitted a statement to the committee encouraging members to vote for the order, said he was very pleased with the outcome.

 

Councillor Hutchinson said:

 

“As a local councillor I support the gating order for these Filton roads’ back lanes. There are a number of lanes in Filton that are already gated or where residents are still working towards getting them and I have been involved in supporting most of them. Where they are in existence they have made a difference.

 

The lanes off these roads have historically been easy targets for fly tippers, speedy car drivers, or even as getaway lanes for people up to no good, and a focus for general anti social behaviour.

 

Residents have campaigned for the gates and waited for many months to obtain some relief as it involves a lengthy legal process.  I am very pleased the order has now been made and I pay tribute to their patience and hard work.”

 

28th January 2014

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