Res­i­dents leave Sal­ford re­gen­er­a­tion pro­ject after rise in crime

Manchester Evening News - - LETTERS / COMMENTS / EMAILS -

MOV­ING new peo­ple into a de­prived area with­out re­ally help­ing the com­mu­nity as a whole. Po­lice bud­gets be­ing slashed. Youth ser­vices be­ing cut. It’s all a bit of a mess. Tony Das­rymer

I CAN un­der­stand the thought process be­hind the scheme and how in an ide­al­is­tic world it would all have worked out great, but the re­al­ity of the prob­lems faced by the area are more deep rooted than to be solved with a spruce-up devel­op­ment of a cou­ple of streets worth of ter­raced houses. Add to that the cul­ture clash be­tween the peo­ple mov­ing in and the peo­ple who’ve lived in the area for gen­er­a­tions and you’ve got a recipe for what’s going on to­day. James McIn­tosh

I USED to live around the cor­ner from this. They kicked out the peo­ple who lived in there al­ready and told them that they could have first choice to buy them back at a ‘cheap’ price. Cheap mean­ing twice the price of any other house in the area of the same size. An­drew David Parle

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