Gates to be installed to cut crime in Burnley back alleys
10:04am Friday 14th September 2012 in News
GATES blocking off the back alleys of several Burnley streets are to be installed to try and reduce anti-social behaviour.
Two metre high gates will be erected in Wynotham Street, Briercliffe Road, Brennand Street, Colne Road and Tenis Street.
A Burnley Council spokesman said: “Residents of Burnley who are feeling vulnerable and targeted by crime have applied to Burnley Borough Council to have gates fitted to the rear of their properties.
"This measure will help to reduce crime and fear of crime. The crime figures and anti-social behaviour figures have been monitored for two years and the area were shown to have consistently high crime.”
The crime figures will now continue to be monitored for the next year.