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Gabalfa residents to be consulted on lane gating

October 24, 2013 5:16 PM

Cllr. Ed Bridges by a gated lane

Cllr. Ed Bridges is urging Gabalfa residents to take part in a forthcoming consultation which could see gates like this introduced around The Colonies.

At the request of local councillors in Gabalfa ward, Cardiff Council has agreed to hold a consultation event to gauge the views of residents around The Colonies on the issue of alley gating.

Alley gating aims to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour by installing lockable gates to the end of alleyways. This restricts public access to problem lanes and alleyways only to those whose properties have direct access to them. Gated lanes have been tried and tested at various locations around the city, reducing the opportunities for crime and anti-social behaviour.

Local Lib Dem councillor, Ed Bridges, has been calling for lane gating in Gabalfa ward for some time. He said: "Before the council considers this matter further, they want to seek the views of the community who will be affected by them. I hope that residents will come along, see what is proposed and have their say."

The consultation will be held on Wednesday 6th November at St. Joseph's Social Club, Whitchurch Road, with sessions running from 11am until 2pm, and from 5pm until 8pm.

The full list of streets affected is:

  • New Zealand Road
  • Canada Road
  • Africa Gardens
  • Australia Road
  • Newfoundland Road
  • Pen-y-Bryn Road
  • Heathfield Road
  • Heathfield Place