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Yob victims plead: We’ve had enough

Appalling anti social behaviour by a Lode Lane bus stop has prompted locals to call for it to be moved.

Appalling anti social behaviour by a Lode Lane bus stop has prompted locals to call for it to be moved.

They say the stop brings litter, noise and rowdy behaviour right to their doorsteps.

Following a lengthy campaign the transport authorities have agreed to fill in the pull-in. However, protesters say this won’t solve the problem and want the stop moved altogether.

Centro has argued that it’s better to tackle the root cause of the anti social behaviour rather than move the stop.

But resident Mary Cann said: “We’ve had people urinating in the hedges and being sick all over the pavement. I’ve been out there myself with a mop and bucket to clear it up.

“There’s also a privacy issue here, people waiting for a bus are standing right outside the house and those on the top decks of the buses can see right in.

“We want Centro to put the stop where it wasn’t so close to people’s homes. But they’re going to fill-in this pull-in. This will move the stop a few metres away, but it’s not going to solve the problem. It seems an awful lot of time and money for something that isn’t going to work.”

The stop - opposite the Land Rover factory - was moved closer to homes when Lode Lane became a dual carriageway.

A spokeswoman for Centro said: “We believe it’s important to tackle the root of the anti social behaviour by working with the police and local community.

“We did look at moving the stop but the Highways Agency didn’t think it would be safe.”

 

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