Cllr. Andy Scott chats to a local resident.
On Saturday, Andy, David and myself completed our first Street Surgery of 2008 as we walked round Belsay Walk, Belford Gardens, Corbridge Crescent and Alnwick Place.
Residents could raise any issue they liked with us, of course, but naturally the focus was the anti-social behaviour that has been plaguing the area recently. The three of us have been liaising closely with the Police and Wardens lately, and I was really pleased to learn that the Police had a car parked in Belsay Walk for most of the evening, and so when a gang of youths turned up, they were able to deal swiftly with the situation.
The local Inspector has promised me that there will be an intensive effort to nip these problems in the bud over the next 4 weeks. We will see then if the partnership effort has borne fruit.