ALL-NIGHT PARTIES MAKING OUR LIVES A MISERY
Revellers high on drugs say residents
Residents in Rutherglen’s Greenhill Court are having to deal with excessively noisy, apparently drugfuelled parties.
Revellers descend on the blocks regularly for the parties, which often go on all night. They wait until the concierges are finished before buzzing numerous flats to gain entry.
A source has sent the Reformer footage of a young woman screaming and shouting from the courtyard at 7am after apparently being there all night.
Another video, taken in the early hours of May 27, appears to include the sound of something being smashed.
The resident, who has a young son, told the Reformer these incidents were not isolated. He said: “Fair
enough if you are having a party at the weekend but this is happening on Sunday nights and midweek. Obviously they don’t have work to go to.
“As soon as the concierges finish, this seems to start.
“It’s not so much the people they put in here but the folk that they bring back for a party.
“I’ve called the police countless times because I’m trying to get the wee man to sleep on a school night and there’s loads of noise, singing and shouting.
“Every night I need to put my buzzer on privacy because there’s people pressing mine to get in to get to someone else’s house.
“I don’t take my son out after 7 or 8pm anyway, but even if I had to get to the shops in case of emergency I wouldn’t. It’s not a place to be bringing up kids.”
The resident added: “You get folk coming into the courtyard shouting up looking for people.
“They move them [those who throw the parties] out then back in again. I actually asked about that and was told that you can’t tell they’re going turn out that way when they go to check them.
“Sorry, but if you see the nick of some that move in then you know.
“My only way out is to get myself a private let but that would basically condemn me to pay money towards rent and leave myself skint for the essentials.”
When asked if he believed many of the people going to the parties were taking drugs, the resident responded: “Yes, definitely, young guys on drugs.
“There was even a young guy who died here last year.”
The Reformer understands a number of complaints were made to South Lanarkshire Council about excessive noise in Greenhill Court during the month of May.
A tenants group for the blocks have met with council officers.
Executive director of housing resources Daniel Lowe said: “Local residents have highlighted a number of issues regarding excessive noise and other anti-social behaviour from a small number of residents at Greenhill Court.
“The council have taken action to deal with any incidents, where evidence against specific individuals has been obtained and investigation into recent complaints within the block are currently ongoing. Depending upon the outcome of these investigations, appropriate action will be taken.
“The council have invested significantly in Greenhill Court in recent years and installed additional security measures, including CCTV. In addition, there is a caretaking service in operation to support the management and maintenance of the block.
“Residents can be reassured that the council will take action to tackle anti-social behaviour and residents wishing to report a problem should contact the council’s antisocial behaviour hotline on 0800-389-1105 or the out-of-hours noise team on 0800-242024.”
Inspector Jim Gillespie, of Rutherglen Police, said: “We will not tolerate antisocial behaviour and will link in with our partners at South Lanarkshire Council to combat it.”
Controversy Greenhill Court has become the scene of all-night parties