Police help tackle yobs

Back, left to right, CSO Barry Elliot, David Tweedy and Jeff Baker from Homes for Northumberland; front, left to right, CSO Andrew Hayton and Colin Blackett from Homes for Northumberland.
Back, left to right, CSO Barry Elliot, David Tweedy and Jeff Baker from Homes for Northumberland; front, left to right, CSO Andrew Hayton and Colin Blackett from Homes for Northumberland.

a fence has been removed as part of a move to deter yobs from gathering near houses.

The fence, near a secluded part of Kentmere Close in Seghill, was blamed for attracting anti-social behaviour, including underage drinking and littering.

Homes for Northumberland has now taken away the fence as part of its small-scale estate improvement scheme.

Managing director Ray Boycott said: “Any council tenant can put forward an idea for a small improvement on their estate, from repairing a communal wall to tidying a landscaped area, and we were pleased that the residents of Kentmere Close told us about this problem as we were able to act on their concerns.”