Statistics about Fellowes Gardens
FIGURES released by the council as it confirmed the funding for the Fellowes Gardens redevelopment show the issues that have blighted the area over the years.
Data from the council and its partners shows:
• In the last five years the council has attended calls for service at 81 separate homes, many on multiple occasions.
• The anti-social behaviour team has dealt with 20 cases in the last two years.
• The fire service has attended 15 incidents in the last four years.
• Officer time over the last 18 months equates to 80 hours for Cross Keys’ neighbourhood managers and 10 to 12 hours per week for Cross Keys’ anti-social behaviour managers.
• There were 250 police visits in the last 18 months and 463 incidents were reported in the last 12 months.
• There have been nine action plans put forward for the area.
The regeneration will see footpaths resurfaced, play areas upgraded, garages rebuilt, parking improved, landscaping installed and new fencing and lighting put in place throughout.
Cllr Matthew Lee says that the historical problems have been created by the poor layout of the estate.
He said: “It has been an area of focus for the police for a number of years.
“It is just a very poorly designed area from the 1960s where there’s always places for people to hide which we need to do away with and I’m glad that this is happening.”