I joined a number of local residents on Monday evening on a litter pick along the canal side. We picked up half a dozen bags full of litter either side of the Woodcock Lane bridge. Further up, opposite the Millennium Green, the remains of the burnt-out narrow boat are still sunk in the canal. The Canal and Rivers Trust are aware of it and say that it will be removed, but they have to follow a process that takes some time to go through.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
There have also been other issues of anti-social behaviour elsewhere and to help deal with this, we've worked with the police to give them the power to disperse groups. This was used to great effect on the Gospel Estate last year and I'm hopeful that it will prove equally effective on the Stockfield. Residents have certainly been delighted with the news.