‘Activity of a sexual nature’ and fly tipping could lead to alley’s closure

Church Walk, Burgess Hill 10.09.15 Pic Steve Robards SR1521629 SUS-151009-183709001
Church Walk, Burgess Hill 10.09.15 Pic Steve Robards SR1521629 SUS-151009-183709001

A notorious alleyway where ‘activity of a sexual nature’ has taken place and human waste has been dumped could be closed by Burgess Hill Town Council.

Metal gates costing £1,500 could be installed by the council to prevent issues in the alley in Church Walk, which has been plagued by anti-social behaviour.

Councillors have been recommended to approve the gates at a meeting of Burgess Hill Town Council’s customer services key area group tonight (Wednesday November 4).

The agenda of the meeting reads: “A considerable amount of fly tipping is left here, including an old mattress, and staff have had to clear up human waste and activity of a sexual nature.”

Further problems such as fighting, arguing and swearing in the alleyway and surrounding area are listed in the agenda.

The agenda reads: “Historically people have left shopping trolleys here and the town council bins were stored in the alley.

“The bins have had to be removed due to the amount of non-council produced waste being placed in them.

“At the time of writing this report the town council awaits a visit from Sussex Police to collect a quantity of empty DVD cases that have been dumped in the alley.”

Councillors are advised that gates to secure the alley would allow it to be used for storage, with a key to be issued allowing access to those who require its use.

Members have also been warned that ‘activities of an antisocial nature’ could increase if the gates are not installed.

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