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NEIGHBOURHOOD COUNCILS BEST WAY TO SORT OUT BAD NEIGHBOURS

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In a letter to The Independent (21 Sept p13) Teddy Gold, director of the Schools Council UK, said accelerated proce...
In a letter to The Independent (21 Sept p13) Teddy Gold, director of the Schools Council UK, said accelerated procedures to secure eviction of tenants in cases of anti-social behaviour are required. But he criticised Labour's Jack Straw for not proposing ideas as to how the experience of local people, especially living in densely-populated housing estates.

'The law-and-order approach is a costly one. Far less costly and more effective is the community development approach, with elected neighbourhood councils. Housing estate tenants are encouraged to help to care for their own communities, including the elderly and those at risk. The whole quality of life of the housing estates is improved....'
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