Some potential good news this evening as I understand from a resident that the Dispersal Order in the Nightingale Avenue area of the ward is to be extended.
The area around the shops has been plagued with anti-social behaviour for years, and together with residents we were at our wits ends trying to combat the problem.
The Council joined forces with the Police, however, and an initial three-month Dispersal Order was made which ran until the middle of this month. Groups of people causing trouble could be moved on, and prevented from returning.
Generally it seems to have worked well, although I have have had to ring the Police once on behalf of a resident in Daryngton Close recently when youths were congregating again. It certainly makes sense to renew the Order again for a further three months - it's just a shame the Police couldn't tell us about it.