Fence plea to keep out yobs

back of Assarts road Nuthall.
back of Assarts road Nuthall.

RESIDENTS in Nuthall are set to pay £50 each to help fund a fence that will keep yobs out of their gardens.

People living in Assarts Road, who are mostly pensioners, came to the communal agreement after suffering years of anti-social behaviour by youths wrecking their gardens and setting their hedges on fire.

The teenagers are accessing the properties from Broxtowe Park and have caused thousands of pounds worth of damage.

But now, all 29 residents in the road have agreed to help pay for a fence which will run along the backs of the properties on the border of the park.

They are applying for a grant which will pay for 89 per cent of the expected £17,000 cost, and are funding the rest themselves.

Nuthall Parish Council, who have also agreed to contribute £500 towards the total, put out a survey to all the residents on the road suggesting the idea and they got responses from everybody, who all agreed to put £50 towards the cost for a fence.

Parish council clerk Sue Stack said: “The survey proved people had been having a lot of trouble.

“There are a lot of elderly people on the road and people have had thousands of pounds worth of damage done. They have put up with the trouble for a long time.”

The residents are applying to Waste, Recycling Environmental Ltd (WREN) for the grant. WREN helps benefit the lives of people who live close to landfill sites by awarding grants for community, conservation and heritage projects.

The park is an ex-landfill site itself and the residents also live within a few miles of another site.