Residents have contacted us about increasing numbers of street drinkers gathering in Kynaston Gardens who are causing considerable disturbances for those nearby.
We have been lobbying the Council and the police to deal swiftly with this and the following actions have been taken so far:
- The local police have stepped up their patrols of Kynaston Gardens
- The Drug and Alcohol Action Team (DART) from the Council has conducted a number of outreach visits and will continue to do so. The main issue seems to be with a group of transient drinkers from Islington
- The Council's ASB team is sending a letter to all nearby residents letting them know what is being done and how to contact the local Safer Neighbourhood Team
We have been campaigning for much needed improvements to Kynaston Gardens. A consultation with Groundwork is due to start soon over the future of the Gardens, and a number of measures have been taken by the Rochester Castle including changing the fire exit and installing a gate at the end of the alleyway to discourage people from gathering there.