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fence to bring back peace

7 June 2021 - Latest news

A partnership between a town council and one of the region’s biggest housing associations is set to improve life for dozens of elderly residents in Peterlee.

New fencing is set to be installed near bungalows on Bailey Rise, Peterlee, to prevent antisocial behaviour in the area. Residents of the bungalows, which back on to the rear of shops Yoden Road, have been working with local police and believe housing to find a solution.

The fencing has been donated by Peterlee Town Council, which had a surplus from another job in the area. Construction work is expected to begin imminently as lighter nights could bring further disturbance to the older people living in the area.

Project Manager from believe housing, Stephen Brown, said: “We’ve been working with residents in Bailey Rise to understand their concerns and to see how we can help. Tackling antisocial behaviour is a priority for us.

“I hope the new fencing will make a big difference to how comfortable and safe the residents feel.”

believe housing has been investing heavily in communities during the coronavirus pandemic. Alongside new initiatives to boost neighbourhood safety, such as a pioneering partnership with Crimestoppers, more than £150,000 of grants have been distributed to community groups across County Durham.

Ian Morris, Chief Officer at Peterlee Town Council, said “We’re happy to help out with this proposal to improve the quality of life for the residents and visitors to Bailey Rise.  Peterlee residents deserve to be able to live peacefully and safely in and around their homes, and the Town Council is proud to be part of this initiative with our local partners believe housing and the Peterlee Neighbourhood Policing Team.”

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