Residents of Manor Park’s Snowshill Estate were last week enjoying a new peace and quiet.
For months, groups of young people have been tearing through the Estate, causing a nuisance to residents and damaging property. On 13 February, a court handed out Anti-Social Behaviour Orders to all of those guilty of creating havoc on the Estate. The ASBOs followed months of hard work by Police and the Council in gathering evidence and bringing a case against the perpetrators. The ASBOs mean that the young people are no longer allowed anywhere near the Estate – and they are working.
At the same time, the Council has improved the fencing and security doors, recognising that weaknesses had left the neighbourhood vulnerable. It means the neighbourhood is much more secure – and it looks smarter too.
Local MP, Stephen Timms has been following progress on the Estate. Last week, he joined the Manor Park Safer Neighbourhood Team, led by Sgt Nigel McCarren, and staff from Newham Council to inspect progress and speak to local residents.
Stephen Timms said “The partnership between the Council and the Police has delivered for residents. For months, constituents have been complaining to me about the nuisance. The Council and the Police have listened to residents and responded to their concerns. I am delighted with this outcome, and I shall be keeping in touch with developments over the next few weeks.”