A HOOLE resident has joined his local councillor to campaign for alley gates.
Mark Williams, 39, of Gresford Avenue, and Cllr Bob Thompson say installing gates will help fight fly-tipping, drugs and opportunistic thefts.
“About a month ago my rubbish wasn't collected because there were needles in the alley. The bags were also slashed,” said Mark.
“This is extremely worrying because you don't know whether someone is going through your rubbish for ID.
“There's a security risk as it is really easy to use the alleys to gain access to properties.”
“My rubbish hadn’t been collected for two weeks and the council they told me the bin men wouldn't go down there because there were needles.”
He has written to homes on Gresford Avenue, Ermine Road and Halkyn Road to inform neighbours that he and Cllr Thompson are organising a petition.
Cllr Thompson added: “It took four years of campaigning to install gates in Westminster Road and Panton Road but it has made a tremendous difference.
“These alleys are a magnet for opportunistic thieves, drug users and fly-tipping. Installing gates could improve security and rectify those problems immediately.”