The following press release has been issued by Walsall Council this morning:
Walsall Council has now given the go ahead to a £10,000 traffic calming project in Brownhills to tackle continued
anti-social behaviour on the Northfields Way in Clayhanger. In recent years residents of the estate had grown increasingly frustrated by noisy and speeding vehicles, illegal parkers, fly tippers and the general anti social behaviour on this small stretch of road. Despite additional support from the area partnership and residents carefully logging incidents to build a case for more policing in the area, the problems still persisted.
Earlier this year the Area Partnership and Police met with the community to discuss a proposal put forward by the council’s transport team which would see the blocking of Northfields Way at the junction with Allerdale Road as a solution to stop persistent ASB offenders gaining access to the estate. It was seen as the best solution and was supported across all political parties.
Deputy Leader of Walsall Council, Cllr Lee Jeavons said; “Residents and council members will be pleased that we have identified funding to implement this scheme, so that the work on road barriers will now commence in mid November of 2016.”
Blocking the road on the estate will make a real difference to the Brownhills residents. It also sends out a strong message to those who try to blight other people’s lives with persistent anti social behaviour – that it will not be tolerated. “