Alley-gating Success for Grangetown Lib Dems

November 7, 2011 10:12 AM

Many parts of Grangetown have benefited from Alley Gates thanks to Cardiff's Lib Dem led Council. Now even more areas will.Following requests from residents, local Lib Dem Councillors have pressed the Council to install alley-gating in the remaining areas with lanes in Grangetown. The policy of alley-gating was introduced by Cardiff's Liberal Democrat Council a couple of years ago and was implemented in large parts of Grangetown.

Grangetown Lib Dem Councillor, Francesca Montemaggi, met with council officer dealing with alley-gating yesterday and was told that money has been put aside for alley-gating for the following two areas:

- Mardy Street, Dinas Street, Hafod Street, Pentre Gardens, Taffs Mead Embankment;

- All the remaining streets off Taff Embankment (Cymmer Street, Llanbradach Street, Clydach Street, Bargoed Street, Aber Street, Ystrad Street, Abercynon Street and Taff Terrace).

Commenting on the news, Cllr Francesca Montemaggi, said: "I am ecstatic that this is going ahead. I have been very supportive of alley-gating and presented a petition in Council last year for Bargoed Street. This was initially rejected due to low crime incidents. I requested a review of the decision, which is bearing fruit.

"Money has been put aside for more alleygating to ensure that problems are not simply moved from one area to another. We aim to have all the lanes gated, provided access is guaranteed.

"I am also thankful to residents who have requested gates and filled petitions. It is their victory as well. The Council will soon consult them and if the majority agrees, we can proceed and install gates. Gates have been successful in combating crime, anti-social behaviour and fly-tipping. However, it is important that residents make sure the lane is kept clean and tidy and nobody dumps refuse there."

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