Estate Residents Stand United Against The Yobs

Tenants on an Anglesey estate are taking a stand against anti-social behaviour. The Tyddyn Mostyn residents association was formed a little over a year ago, following a spate of incidents on the Menai Bridge housing estate.

Now with the support of the county council and North Wales Police, residents are stepping up their campaign to tackle crime and fear of crime locally.

The latest initiative to combat anti-social behaviour has seen new motion sensory lighting installed around properties at Tyddyn Mostyn and nearby Ffordd Tysilio, which will help detect any incidents in the area.

Other steps include locating a community safety re-deployable CCTV camera on the estate, as well as the demolition of a wall which provided a secluded spot for troublemakers.

Residents’ association chair, Helen Parkes, said: “We see the new lighting system as an ideal deterrent for those intent on causing anti-social behaviour and increased lighting will reduce the fear of crime.

“We’ve seen a dramatic change in Tyddyn Mostyn since the formation of the residents association and the number of anti-social incidents has dropped greatly.

She said: “Tyddyn Mostyn has had its problems in the past; residents have taken a bold stand by forming their association, however, and we are now working in a co-ordinated manner with our community safety partners and housing officers to ensure that tenants are able to live on a peaceful estate which is free of crime and anti-social behaviour.”

To find out more about setting up a tenant and residents association in your area, contact Claire Shiland on 01248 752166.