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Celebrations by Residents and Councillor on Progress for Kingswood and Milner Communal Gardens After Gates Agreed:
Resident association members and Cllr Nick Childs were today celebrating after their calls to have intercom-controlled gates for their new communal garden were successful. Residents had contacted their Councillor after attempts to have the newly landscaped area gated were refused by Council bosses. The residents were fearful that the new communal garden outside Miler would become a hot spot for anti-social behaviour and drug abuse.
Following an email campaign and the intervention by Councillor Childs on behalf of residents, the Housing Office agreed to install intercom controlled lockable gates that would secure the area for the enjoyment of residents and their guests.
Commenting on the news Cllr Childs said:
“Our residents at Kingswood and Milner have had to put up with so much disruption in recent years after their voices were cast aside in favour of big developer capital. They have fought for and succeeded in getting and creating and exciting new communal garden, but this was placed in jeopardy as a result of the Council being unwilling to make the gardens secure. I am absolutely delighted that the Administration has now listened to our residents and now agreed to install the gates. This will allow the area to be used safely by residents and their children and will prevent it be misused.”
Councillor Nick Childs – Queens Park Labour Party.
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