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Remove shelter off Gordon Close football pitch

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Kennard Way (AKA Henwood Place) is a fairly new estate of houses built off Gordon Close in Ashford, Kent. When the estate was completed, the developers converted an area behind the estate into a football pitch with an attached sheltered area with benches. This area was handed over to Ashford Borough Council to maintain in January 2017.

This area isn't overlooked and therefore over time it has started to attract people who appear not to be local to the Close, hanging around at night. They do not look after the area and have been leaving bottles, rubbish and even drug paraphernalia behind. This therefore makes the shelter and football pitch dangerous to anyone who would want to use the area to play games. I, along with lots of other residents, have young children and would now be very nervous about letting them play in the area without it being tidied regularly first.

A big selling point of our house when we purchased was that the estate was so quiet and out of the way, so felt like a safe place for our children to reside. The shelter attracts the wrong kind of people and threatens our peaceful neighbourhood and therefore I propose that the shelter be removed, hopefully deterring these people from hanging around in the area and making it safer for everyone.



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