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Armley: New group gives flats residents a voice

30 August 2016

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A new residents’ group is being formed in Armley amid growing concerns about anti-social behaviour in the Burnsalls tower blocks and surrounding area.

The first official meeting of the Burnsalls Residents Association will be held at 10.30am on Wednesday, 21 September, at Armley One Stop Centre. All residents welcome to attend.

Chairman-elect Phil Patterson said the group aims to tackle some of the problems affecting people living in the flats. He added:

“Armley is a good working class area but there are a lot of people who are sick of the anti-social behaviour.

“People are becoming increasingly worried about gangs of young men who are drunk and taking heroine. There are a lot of problems with people sleeping on stairwells in the flats and all the bodily fluids associated with that. Some of the older residents find it really intimidating.”

Mr Patterson said he hopes to get 10 to 15 people attending the first meeting.

Earlier this year The Dispatch featured the concerns of a Burnsall Grange resident who flagged ongoing issues with anti-social behaviour in the flats and on Town Street, despite high-profile efforts to tackle street drinkers and other social problems.

For more information about the group, contact Mr Patterson at philip.patterson@hotmail.co.uk.




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