- the only solution?
tough living near to families with children who cause damage, commit
crimes and terrify their neighbours, especially when they recruit
others into gangs. Labelled ‘neighbours from hell’,
other residents just want them out. Burngreave has more than its
share of problem families because of our area’s cheap rent
and social housing.
If you complain
enough and can prove that a family is terrifying your neighbourhood,
the Council may eventually evict the family. That solution
shifts the problem to somewhere else, but also makes life worse
for the family evicted, inevitably leading to more problems for
them and then for others around them.
Often no one
dares to complain. Instead they call for heavier police presence
and CCTV surveillance. But no government agency is ever going
to fund these very expensive options - and do we want to be under
constant surveillance? Does it work anyway?
and putting families in bed and breakfast accomodation are short
term, expensive options. Wouldn’t resources be better
used helping families overcome the problems that somehow seem to
spread out to damage whole neighbourhoods?
would like to open up debate and investigate this problem
further. What do you think?