October 1st, 2016

Residents express fears about drug-dealing and anti-social behaviour in Rubery

Residents express fears about drug-dealing and anti-social behaviour in Rubery Residents express fears about drug-dealing and anti-social behaviour in Rubery
Updated: 2:32 pm, Sep 09, 2016

RESIDENTS in Rubery say their lives are being made a misery by anti-social behaviour and drug-dealing in one of the village’s roads.

And those living in Maple Road lay the blame at the door of Bromsgrove District Housing Trust (bdht) which they say has put ‘unsuitable’ people in two of the properties in the street.

Speaking at the Rubery PACT (Partners and Communities Together) meeting on Monday (September 5), one resident said: “There is music blaring out at all hours, until 4am some mornings, and there are people coming and going throughout the day.”

She claimed at another property, vehicles would pull up at all hours and goods would be suspiciously unloaded into the house.

She appealed for the police’s help in the meeting as she said, as well as herself and others, the anti-social antics were also having a detrimental impact on some of the more older, frail and vulnerable residents who did not need the hassle and stress.

“This used to be a quiet and pleasant neighbourhood before these people arrived but it isn’t anymore and we want it to be back the way it was.”

Her comments were backed up by another resident who said she worked from home and the unruly behaviour, noise and alleged drug-dealing

PC Tim Burling said the police were aware of the situation and were monitoring it.

He was due to meet with the residents yesterday (Thursday) as The Standard went to press and they will then meet with the housing trust.

Marie Henry, BDHT’s director of neighbourhoods and communities, said: “We are unable to comment on these allegations as we have no current complaints of anti-social behaviour on record relating to Maple Road, Rubery.

”Members of the public who would like to contact us can do so on 0800 0850 160 or email info@bdht.co.uk.”

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