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Theresa welcomes council rethink on Headington Close alley gate

  • 24 Apr 2008

Theresa May has welcomed the decision by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead to install an alley gate in Headington Close in Maidenhead.

Following complaints by local residents of Murrin Road and Headington Road, the Council had previously decided to install an alley gate in Murrin Road but ruled against doing the same in Headington Close, arguing that there were not enough reports of crime to justify it.

However following a successful campaign by Theresa May and other concerned local residents, the Council have now reversed this decision and an alley gate is now in place in Headington Close.

Commenting on this decision, Theresa said: “I am pleased that the Council have listened to what local residents are telling them and decided to install an alley gate at Headington Close after all.”

“Two years ago a Headington Close resident, Mrs Rene Fairlie, died during a burglary at her house. The Royal Borough had been notified in advance by local residents about continuous disturbances and anti-social behaviour in the area, which made Mrs Fairlie’s death even more tragic.”

“It has been proven that alley gates can help to lower the rate of crime and I hope that this gate will help local residents feel safer in their community.”