Street safety fears prompts action call over Doncaster estate trees

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Residents in a Doncaster village are calling for action on trees and street lights which they warn are leaving them feeling unsafe.

Residents in a Doncaster village are calling for action on trees and street lights which they warn are leaving them feeling unsafe.

They told police at a public meeting that overhanging trees were blocking the streetlights around Darlington Walk, Eastgate, Darlington Grove and the recreation ground in Moorends.

Officers from the Thorne and Moorends Safer Neighbourhood Team have made dealing with antisocial behaviour in the area one of their priorities.

A police spokesman said residents had told them things had been much quieter on the estate recently, but added: “Concern was expressed about overhanging trees which are obscuring street lights, thus making it even darker and feel unsafe.”

Diane Whiting, of Doncaster Council, agreed to carry out a check of the lights and trees for “appropriate action.”

Residents also expressed concern that some of CCTV cameras were not working. Doncaster Council officer Mick Eardley said he would take residents concerns back to the appropriate department and to ensure that cameras were all working, to assist police in identifying those carrying out anti social behaviour and crime.