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Gabalfa lane gating success

September 10, 2013 3:22 PM
Cllr. Ed Bridges by a gated lane

Following calls by Cllr. Ed Bridges, back lanes in parts of Gabalfa ward could soon benefit from gates like these.

Thanks to efforts by local councillors in Gabalfa ward, some residents in the area will soon be consulted on whether or not they would like to see back lanes gated off.

Residents have asked many times over recent months about the possibility of gating some of the lanes around 'The Colonies' because of persistent problems with anti-social behaviour in the alleys behind Africa Gardens, Canada Road, Australia Road, Newfoundland Road and around Pen-y-Bryn Road and Heathfield Road.

Following a recent meeting attended by local Lib Dem councillor, Ed Bridges, Cardiff Council have agreed to carry out a consultation later this month to seek residents' views on lane gating. The council have already carried out a technical assessment to see which lanes might be suitable for gating, and if there is enough support from the community then the lanes will be gated during the current financial year.

Ed Bridges, Liberal Democrat councillor for Gabalfa, said: "I know from speaking with residents just how many incidents there have been of dumped waste, graffiti and broken glass - as well as the number of attempted break-ins and other crime problems which have emanated from the lanes around The Colonies. That is why my colleagues and I have been putting pressure on Cardiff Council to consider gating some of the local lanes, and to consult with residents over which lanes might be suitable for gating."

Residents in the streets affected should hear from Cardiff Council soon with a consultation letter - but do not hesitate to get in touch with Cllr. Ed Bridges if you require any further information.