Residents urged to attend meeting about anti-social behaviour of Hartlepool estate

PLEA: From left, Bishop Cuthbert estate residents Sandra Peskett, Aileen Kendon, Jackie Hamilton and Rob Kendon.
PLEA: From left, Bishop Cuthbert estate residents Sandra Peskett, Aileen Kendon, Jackie Hamilton and Rob Kendon.

PEOPLE are being urged to attend a meeting to discuss anti-social behaviour on a housing estate.

A meeting is set to be held on Monday to discuss ongoing problems with yobs on the Bushop Cuthbert estate in Hartlepool.

We need people to support the area in which they live and support the group which is trying to help the area. The more people that come along, then hopefully it will make a difference.

Aileen Kendon, Bishop Cuthbert Residents’ Association

Several residents on the estate have reported drunken activities from gangs of 30 to 50 youths on Friday and Saturday nights, bottles of vodka, and other empty booze bottles being left in the play area and surrounding streets, and broken glass littering the area.

There have also been reports of some people’s homes having eggs, stones and mud thrown at windows, and shrubs in gardens and planters uprooted.

They say the park’s play area equipment is also regularly damaged and vandalised.

Member of the Bishop Cuthbert Residents’ Association, Aileen Kendon said: “We want to urge people from the estate to come along.

“We need people to support the area in which they live and support the group which is trying to help the area.

“The more people that come along, then hopefully it will make a difference.

“Everybody wants to live in a nice, peaceful, clean and healthy environment, but that isn’t entirely happening here at the minute with different issues.

“The better the voice at the meeting, then hopefully we’ll be heard.”

There will be representatives from Cleveland Police and Hartlepool Borough Council at the meeting to discuss issues of anti-social behaviour, and ensuring that cash paid to the council by the developer is earmarked for the Bishop Cuthbert estate only.

The meeting starts at 6pm in Hart Village Hall, in Hart Village.