A COMMUNITY clean-up day helped put the finishing touches to an area in Shirley previously plagued by anti-social behaviour.
Solihull community housing’s antisocial behaviour team organised the day which saw scores of people clean up the area where the shops are located on Oxhill Road.
Residents and shop owners have had to battle problems at the back of the shops from people intent on vandalism, graffiti, fly-tipping and drug taking and have called for help to put an end to the trouble.
Solihull Community Housing, along with Solihull Council, the police and the probation service have now installed a set of gates to make the area at the back of the shops and flats more secure and private.
The clean-up day saw the teams remove any remaining graffiti, litter and fly-tipping.
Councillor Ian Courts, cabinet member for economic development and regeneration, said he hoped the day would finally help out locals living
in the area.
“We are hoping that the efforts answers the needs of the community in the Oxhill Road area and that the new gates
and clean-up will put an end to the problems.”