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Packs aimed at vulnerable

Smith's Wood residents concerned about anti-social behaviour in their neighbourhood have been issued with 'vulnerable person' packs

Smith's Wood residents concerned about anti-social behaviour in their neighbourhood have been issued with 'vulnerable person' packs.

Earlier this month arsonists targeted a pair of empty houses in Dee Walk and there have been concerns about troublemakers loitering in alleyways.

Now the partnership behind the regeneration of north Solihull have teamed up with Solihull Community Housing to put residents' fears to rest.

The packs have been given to those few tenants still living in the Woodpecker Grove area. They include both advice and objects to help residents cut crime.

Personal alarms, door wedges and ultra violet pens are among the items included inside the pack.

Janet Bradbury, chief executive of the north Solihull partnership, said: "We want people to feel safe in their homes, and to allay concerns, tenants in the Woodpecker Grove area who are awaiting re-housing have received personal visits from officers from SCH.

"We work closely with SCH to re-house tenants, secure empty properties and manage the area until demolition takes place.

"We are committed to supporting residents during this time, and so far, the response from residents to these visits has been extremely positive."

Councillor Mike Sheridan (Smith's Wood, Green) has previously voiced concerns about the anti-social behaviour in the neighbourhood.

He praised the move and said: "I congratulate Community Housing and the Regeneration Team for their action to improve the safety of residents.

"I am glad to know that the calls from local residents and myself have resulted in action and hope community safety will remain a top priority throughout the regeneration programme."

 

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