SECURITY & PERIMETER FENCING PETITION
This petition is about security around the estate as well as the perimeter fencing which is a project that we think will improve the security considerably and subsequently improve the residents’ quality of life.
We have started this petition in order to collect enough support for the project from the residents. At the same time, we will ask the local councillors for their support in order to secure the necessary funds. While the time-frame for this project is long and difficult, Curnock Street TRA believes that it is worth the effort and time. It is a project that will improve our lives inside the estate, reduce the crime and reduce our expenses.
During the last 20 years, the residents have experienced many incidents of ASB and even threats against themselves. Almost all of those incidents were from people who did not live on the estate and /or did not have any links or connections to the estate residents.
By fencing the estate and keeping the ASB people away of the estate, the crime will be reduced significantly and the communal areas could be used again for the residents’s leisure activities or well-being. Open bin bags, litter from businesses or non residents will be eliminated and the communal areas will be cleaner.
The original plans in 2001 for fencing the estate were very expensive and destructive due to major works needed outside and inside every flat. Those plans included the isolation of each block and the construction of concrete corridors that in our opinion would be more dangerous than the current open plan design. Those plans had being rejected by the residents and the then TRA.
In the meantime, Curnock Street TRA has already proposed many other security improvements. Some of them like the CCTV cameras (Billingley and Thurnscoe) and better lighting (Warmsworth and Mexborough) have been implemented while some others like blockage of paths and certain areas are in progress.
Curnock Street TRA has already proposed a few security improvements to the estate (better lighting, moving forward the fence behind Warmsworth, block certain paths, etc) which are waiting planning approval.
Regarding the perimeter fencing, Curnock Street TRA has become aware of new non destructive solutions that are cheaper, require minimal construction and no alterations or wiring to the flats. Residents would be able to open the gates from their flats or anywhere in the world.
The gates will be installed with a system that basically calls the residents landline or mobile when someone is calling their flat from the gates panel.
Read more at: Digital GSM Audio Intercom
Apart from the perimeter fencing which is the ultimate goal for the security of the estate, Curnock Street TRA is trying to secure the construction of some gates in order to reduce the exits to the estate as per the police recommendations. More information can be found at: http://curnockstreetestate.com/major-works/security-gates-2018/
The main reason for the installation of the new gates is the reduction of the ASB inside the estate and especially on the path between those two buildings. Many non residents have used that path for ASB because it is hidden from the main road and allow them to escape via four different routes. By closing this path will discourage the non residents from visiting the estate. If they do visit then they will have to pass in front of the CCTV cameras in which case the police and the Responsive Security Patrol will have some evidence/intelligence.
The gates will be closed and residents will not have access to those gates. However, if the situation on the estate improves then we will request the gates to be unlocked.
2019-06-17 – Camden High Street closed after reports of gunshots
2019-06-11 – School Kids Fights
2019-01-01 – Planning application for security works (fences behind Warmsworth and Barnborough)
This petition is now closed.
End date: Jul 30, 2020
Signatures collected: 130
Signature goal: 130
Signature goal: 130
RESULTS WILL BE DISPLAYED BELOW
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WHAT RESIDENTS SAID
For the last few months I have received many complaints from the residents regarding noise from other properties, problems with the bins, infestation, overgrown trees, broken branches, ASB, etc Since there is no Neighbourhood Officer to report those issues everything stays unresolved and has a negative impact on residents' lives. Also, any current outstanding issues are on standby until a new person is hired.
For some time now I have had a problem with my next door neighbour, who has taken to leaving his cat's pooh in packets outside the door on our common access walkway.
I have wanted to contact an estate manager to deal with the situation, but there is no-one in post, and the Neighbourhood Manager (next level up) has been off work for several months now.
Our house is covered with overgrown trees at back and the front of the house. We need to use lights during the day because the house gets so dark. I have raised the issue but no results.
More coming soon...
So Far: 65
Non Residents: 2
PETITION PAPER FORMS
If your neighbours cannot access the internet then please print the paper form that you can find below. Ask your neighbours to sign it and when the form is complete, please let us know and we will come to collect it.