Request for extra safety and security measures in the Shaftesbury Fields, Hatch End

Request for extra safety and security measures in the Shaftesbury Fields, Hatch End

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Deepa Sohanpal started this petition to Harrow Council

There is consistent anti-social behaviour in the Shaftesbury Fields car park (Colburn Avenue entrance) after car park closing times, which is making it unsafe for local residents, park users and children visiting the play area.

Key issues causing concern:

  • Owners of vehicles and their friends refusing to leave the car park so that the gate can be locked at the stated times.
  • Anti-social behaviour (use of drugs, foul language, loud music, cars speeding) in the car park, after the gates are locked until early hours of the morning, due to people climbing over them.
  • Constant litter all through the grounds due to lack of bins
  • Signs of drug use in the car park/childrens play area.
  • Safety of keyholders of the car park gates (two local residents) being threatened, given verbal abuse, and the continued risk of them being followed to their home.

Police and council have been called/contacted on numerous occasions but they have been unresponsive to date.

The park is an integral part of our local community, young children and elders alike. It is incredibly sad and worrying that this park is not patrolled by the council and is becoming unsafe, disruptive and unappealing. 

The local community and users of the park/fields would like the council to:

  1. Provide extra patrolling of the grounds/car park after hours.
  2. Resume responsibility for unlocking, or at least locking the gates in the evening.
  3. Install higher gates at the car park entrance to avoid people climbing over after hours.
  4. Increase the number of dustbins (and collections) in the park.

Thank you in advance for signing and sharing this petition to make our neighbourhood safer.

 

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