ARGUS COMMENT: Don't let Newport estates go backwards

First published in News South Wales Argus: NEW EDITOR: Kevin Ward by

IT WOULD be a terrible shame if the Broadmead and Moorland Park area of Newport became known once more for its level of anti social behaviour.

So much work has gone on in recent years to improve this once troubled estate that it is barely recognisable from the place it was eight years ago.

At that time delivery vans were reluctant to enter and emergency services often found themselves under attack from unruly youths.

But in recent years residents have found the courage to stand up to culprits and much has been done to improve the quality of life for citizens.

This improvement has been threatened by the actions of a tiny minority in recent weeks.

But what has been so promising is the reaction to it.

Newport City Homes and police officers are working together to deal with this bad behaviour.

And we believe this is the right way to deal with it.

Ten youngsters have been issued with behaviour contracts, two others have received Asbos and one tenant has seen a reduction in tenancy rights.

Meanwhile, events are being organised, a newsletter has been launched and there are caretaker patrols at the request of tenants.

This approach shows a level of determination to ensure the improvements seen in recent years are not lost.

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1:05pm Mon 28 Jan 13

whatintheworld says...

housing estates like these are another form of social segregation imo.
housing estates like these are another form of social segregation imo. whatintheworld
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3:21pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Dee-Gee says...

It's financial segregation yes, but it doesn't have to be social segregation. Behaviour is a better indicator of class than income.
It's financial segregation yes, but it doesn't have to be social segregation. Behaviour is a better indicator of class than income. Dee-Gee
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3:49pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Woodgnome says...

whatintheworld wrote:
housing estates like these are another form of social segregation imo.
Attending school occasionally and trying to improve yourself might be a good start. A lot of folks dont come from wealthy backgrounds but they work hard and improve themselves and then choose where they live and what house they live in
[quote][p][bold]whatintheworld[/bold] wrote: housing estates like these are another form of social segregation imo.[/p][/quote]Attending school occasionally and trying to improve yourself might be a good start. A lot of folks dont come from wealthy backgrounds but they work hard and improve themselves and then choose where they live and what house they live in Woodgnome
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3:56pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Llanmartinangel says...

Dee-Gee wrote:
It's financial segregation yes, but it doesn't have to be social segregation. Behaviour is a better indicator of class than income.
Too true. Bad people are bad people. Regardless of income or background.
[quote][p][bold]Dee-Gee[/bold] wrote: It's financial segregation yes, but it doesn't have to be social segregation. Behaviour is a better indicator of class than income.[/p][/quote]Too true. Bad people are bad people. Regardless of income or background. Llanmartinangel
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4:10pm Mon 28 Jan 13

PaulHalliday says...

Its really positive to hear about what's going on in the estates. It sounds like the residents are doing what is needed. I really hope their positive actions continue to get supported.
Its really positive to hear about what's going on in the estates. It sounds like the residents are doing what is needed. I really hope their positive actions continue to get supported. PaulHalliday
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12:22am Tue 29 Jan 13

Howie' says...

Llanmartinangel wrote:
Dee-Gee wrote:
It's financial segregation yes, but it doesn't have to be social segregation. Behaviour is a better indicator of class than income.
Too true. Bad people are bad people. Regardless of income or background.
With you all the way on that one.
[quote][p][bold]Llanmartinangel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dee-Gee[/bold] wrote: It's financial segregation yes, but it doesn't have to be social segregation. Behaviour is a better indicator of class than income.[/p][/quote]Too true. Bad people are bad people. Regardless of income or background.[/p][/quote]With you all the way on that one. Howie'
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