2nd Dec, 2020

Praise for BDHT and council for Charford garages demolition plan, playground improvements and CCTV

Harry Leach 28th Oct, 2020

AN OPEN letter sent to Bromsgrove District Housing Trust (BDHT) regarding Charford’s drug and anti-social behaviour problems has sparked positive action.

The letter, which described the feelings of those living in the area, was also sent to the police.

Following the plea, BDHT has agreed to regenerate the garage site on Austin Road by removing disused garages.

And the housing trust will also begin work on the run down Tibberton Court playground, which became a breeding ground for anti-social behaviour earlier this year.

In addition, Bromsgrove District Council CEO, Kevin Dicks, has promised to make Charford a priority for the new role out of deployable CCTV cameras.

Charford Councillor Michael Thompson and county Councillor Kyle Daisley have long been campaigning and raising awareness of the issues in Charford.

Coun Thompson started a CCTV task group, which eventually saw an overhaul of the areas CCTV.

Coun Daisley had raised several issues at county level and is offering financial support from his own divisional fund.

“I would like to thank Kevin Dicks and council leader Karen May for their support in helping the people of Charford,” said Coun Thompson.

“Under Karen’s leadership, the pipedream of CCTV is becoming a reality.

“I would also like thank Mark Robertson and Graeme Anderson of BDHT.

“In the most difficult of times, they have listened and put their money where their mouth is.”

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