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Whiston Avenue garage site to get security gates

Wednesfield North Councillor Rita Potter recently announced that a long battle to erect ‘security gates’ on a disused garage site in Whiston Avenue, Ashmore Park, Wednesfield has been successful.

Wednesfield North Councillor Rita Potter recently announced that a long battle to erect ‘security gates’ on a disused garage site in Whiston Avenue, Ashmore Park, Wednesfield has been successful.

On the 13th May 2010 Councillor Potter submitted a petition from 235 residents of the area who demanded that the City Council clean up and fit gates on the parking area behind houses on Whiston Avenue after residents witnessed many illegal acts taking place on this car parking area including the use of drugs.

Wolverhampton Homes’ Greater Wednesfield Estate Manager Angela Buttrick has written to Councillor Potter confirming that Wolverhampton Homes is now in a position to fit security gates on the front of the garage site.

Councillor Potter said “This has been a hard won victory for local residents who have been facing nuisance in the form of drug and sexual activity taking place at night, and in the early hours of the morning in this former Council car park.

I know that they will be delighted that after many meetings, and some arguments with officials and others, the residents will get some protection from miscreants who have caused so much upset.”

Whilst no date has been given, it is hoped that the gates will be installed sooner rather than later.

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