Neighbourhood priorities

We asked, You Said, We did

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We Asked

What concerns you about your neighbourhood?

You Said

Illegal off road motorcycles are being used on playing fields and footpaths in the Ryhope area.

We Did

  • Met with residents, councillors and housing managers at community meetings.
  • We identified the particular problem and developed an immediate response and long term strategy.
  • Gentoo Sunderland installed a barrier preventing access from Esdale garages on to open land.
  • The local councillors have arranged the formal adoption of the footpath linking Waterworks Road and Burdon Lane. Enabling future funding to be source to fit A frames to prevent motorcycle access.
  • Sunderland East Neighbourhood team have increased high visibility patrols in the area to deter and identify offenders.
  • Sunderland East Neighbourhood team have issued a number of section 59 notices to offenders and seized off road motorcycles where possible.
  • Officers have monitored complaints and kept in contact with local residents.