Anti-social behaviour outside Stevenage flats making residents lives a ‘misery’

Litter and rubbish left by daytime drinkers by The Towers in Southgate Stevenage

Litter and rubbish left by daytime drinkers by The Towers in Southgate Stevenage - Credit: Archant

Men who drink outside to a block flats on a daily basis are making people’s lives a “misery”, according to a resident.

The Comet has been told that a group of between three and five men drink regularly during the day next to The Towers in Southgate, Stevenage, often making noise and leaving empty rubbish on the floor.

One resident, who asked to remain anonymous, said: “They have been drinking there for months and leave lots of empty beer cans everywhere which creates an eyesore.

“One of them has a dog which barks and they are aggressive to anyone who walks past. They shout and swear at people who go anywhere near them and are making our lives a misery.

“I hope the council and police do something to move them anyway and leave us in peace.”

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Comet reporter Oliver Pritchard approached a group of men outside The Towers on Monday to ask them about the situation but was sworn at.

Councillor Richard Henry, who is responsible for issues surrounding community safety, older people and health at Stevenage Borough Council, said: “We are aware of the situation and have asked the police to add the area into their patrol route.

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“Our anti-social behaviour team will also be working with residents by conducting a neighbourhood survey to look into ways to manage the issue.”

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