Residents Want To Build Fence To Deter Criminals
Say their homes and cars near the river have been targeted
Residents of Airedale Avenue South have petitioned Hounslow Council to build a fence to isolate their cul-de-sac in a bid to prevent car crime and burglaries.
They say they have been the targets of an increase in crime in the past year, with thirteen reported incidents and believe a fence would deter would-be criminals as it would cut off their street from the A4 footpath and subway entrance.
"The culprits most often cycle away down the A4 footpath or through the subway and have not been apprehended as yet. This has left us feeling vulnerable, and we want the Council to have a fence erected to separate the easy access and getaway routes, thus protecting our cars and property", said the petition which is signed by eighteen residents.
A report on the situation was presented to the Chiswick Area Forum (CAF).
The locals said that if they accessed the subway from the Netheravon Road south end, it would add less than a minute to their walk. Other pedestrians and cyclists would be minimally affected, and for people walking or cycling past their road, there would be no change at all.
"The only people inconvenienced are potential burglars who will not be able to access our road or make such a quick getaway" said a local who said they would like the Council to fund a fence as soon as possible.
The meeting was told that the Council would see if it was possible and a report wold be prepared for the next meeting of the CAF.
March 21, 2014