New CCTV installed to tackle antisocial behaviour and fly tipping

A community is celebrating after CCTV was installed to stamp out antisocial behaviour and fly tipping.

Mr Whitehouse and councillor Casey
Mr Whitehouse and councillor Casey

The new camera is being installed in Woodsetton Close, in the Woodsetton of Dudley, after a campaign by residents and councillors Keiran Casey and Adam Aston.

It follows months of antisocial behaviour causing misery for residents, while there has been a recent increase in fly tipping too.

A resident, who only gave his name as Mr Whitehouse, said: "We've been having a number of problems with antisocial behaviour over the past months and more recently problems with fly-tipping in the close.

"For some reason, people have thought that it is acceptable to park up at all hours of the night and early morning, playing music, throwing litter and speeding up and down the cul-de-sac, generally causing a great deal of disturbance to local residents"

"When these problems started, we spoke to Adam and Keiran as our local councillors and they have been working with the police and pushing the council to try and sort these problems out, so it's great that we now have this CCTV which should hopefully deter people and also allow both the council and the police to take action against anyone that is causing problems."

Upper Gornal and Woodsetton councillor Casey added: "Myself and Adam have been supporting residents in trying to get these issues sorted out and to get the Council and the police to take action against anyone causing problems or dumping rubbish.

"We are really pleased that we have been able to work with residents to push the council to get this new CCTV system installed and we really do hope that this can sort these problems out once and for all".

"I think this just goes to show what we can achieve when we all work together to make the area a better and safer place for all."

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