Drug dealing, vandalism, fly tipping and dirty streets have blighted the 'Fields' area of Ellesmere Port; leading Ellesmere Port Town Councillor and Labour Parliamentary Candidate, Justin Madders to present a petition to Cheshire west and Chester Council Chairman, Councillor Bob Rudd.
Justin is asking the council to tackle the ongoing problems with anti-social behaviour in the area.
The petition was raised after residents expressed their anger and frustration at the deterioration in the neighbourhood with the problems all mentioned by occupiers as issues that had caused them concern in recent months.
Justin said: “Residents have now said enough is enough and they want some action from the council.
“The petition has around 200 signatures which means it has been signed by most people living in the area and is a sign that the community collectively want action.
“I am pleased to say that the police and council have responded positively to this demand and I hope that with their support we can see alley gates installed in the area which will hopefully cut down crime.”
He added: “There have also been steps to clean the place up including a community clean-up day.
“Slowly but surely, residents are taking back their community.”