in Burnham's Priory Gardens hit by anti-social behaviour
living in a Burnham-On-Sea street have raised fresh concerns over
of Priory Gardens spoke out at the latest Town Council meeting regarding
the problems of "teenagers gathering during school holidays
and light evenings."
dealing is taking place, underage drinking, verbal and physical
abuse, and damage to trees and gravestones in the Nuns graveyard,"
they told councillors.
area is right next to the grounds of St Josephs school so
there were concerns regarding protection of the children of junior
police and Sedgemoor District Council have been involved and had
been asked to visit regularly.
suggested by the council to address the matter are weekly visits
to clear litter and rubbish; removal of low vegetation to eliminate
hiding places; fencing off the corner area.
agreed to support the residents of Priory Gardens in implementing
the options to tackle the issue.
Janet Keen said: "This is an ongoing matter of great concern.
While the Police are only there some of the time to deal with the
matter, the residents live there all the time. It's very unfair
that the residents should have to suffer with this."
suggested a neighbourhood watch scheme could also be formed there.