Warren Close grot spot cleaned up
Published 27th October 2016
A special 'grot spot' cash grant was used to fence and gate a problem site at Tipton which was used by nuisance drinkers, drug users and fly-tippers.
Local residents complained about the problems in Warren Close, including the wanton vandalism on the site, and the fact that motorists caused a nuisance by using it as a short-cut route for dropping and picking-up children to and from school.
Councillor Bill Cherrington, deputy town lead for Tipton, took up the complaints and after a successful 'grot spot' bid for £4,500 was made, the cash was used to block off the entrance off the main road to stop the short cuts and motorist nuisance. A gate was installed at the other end of the car park.
Councillor Cherrington said: "This work has been welcomed by residents and they have said they have now started to use the car park, the fly-tipping has stopped and the short-cut driving is no longer a problem.
"This is a good use of 'grot spot' funding and residents are more than happy with the improvement that the money has brought to this problem site."