Controlling Access to Alleyways

The layout of Brookside followed the discredited Radburn design which has left a legacy of alleyways and rat runs used by criminals and encouraging antisocial behaviour.

Some alleyways and footpaths have been permanently closed in parts of the estate and elsewhere in Telford a mixture of permanent and temporary footpath closures have been proven to reduce crime.  We would like to see more such closures in Brookside to help cut down on antisocial behaviour and crime.

We would also replace and upgrade lighting along the remaining footpaths to increase security for both people and property.