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Littlemoor tenants welcome crackdown on nightmare neighbours
11:15am Friday 8th March 2013 in News
Residents of the troubled Littlemoor estate have welcomed plans to evict their nightmare neighbours.
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Dozens of residents came together at a public meeting in St Francis Church on the Weymouth estate to discuss the anti-social behaviour and crime that has been plaguing the area.
It comes after a spate of arsons and car break-ins in Littlemoor, with one woman suffering serious burns in a malicious fire in a park last week.
Christine Wallis, anti-social behaviour offer for Synergy Housing, told the meeting tenants causing significant trouble will be given 48 hours notice to leave.
Today many esidents in Littlemoor welcomed the news.
Suzette Lonsdale, of Brisbane Road, said: “Synergy making evictions is good news and should force the problem out.
“Hopefully any other families coming in know what will happen to them as well and won’t cause any more trouble.
“Let’s hope it works. We will be glad to see the back of them.
“I’ve signed up for the Home Watch scheme as well, it’s been brought in other areas where I’ve lived and it makes a difference.”
However some residents are sceptical about how much difference the new measures will make.
Speaking at the meeting Tony Alee, of Bincombe Rise, said: “We have heard all this before.
“Where does Inspector Les Fry think he will succeed where others have failed.
“Other inspectors have come and said this and things got better for a few months and then they move manpower out again.
“If we signed up for Home Watch you can guarantee your car would be torched and your home would be attacked.”
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