We live next to the ‘most disgusting’ car park in Britain – we’re kept up all night by couples rampaging in their vehicles
Residents who live next to Britain’s ‘most disgusting’ car park have told how they were kept up all night by couples scampering in their vehicles.
Angry locals claim they don’t feel safe after drug smells and blaring music turned their neighborhood into a ‘nightclub’.
People living in flats at Snowshill Close in Warndon, Worcester, say their neighborhood has become a hotspot for dog and drug trafficking, but police and the housing association are not solving the problem.
Barbara Bendall, 53, said: “We just want some light in our car park. It’s fine now, but when winter starts – and at night – there’s no light.”
Another resident, who asked not to be named, added: “They plunged us into total darkness and it doesn’t feel safe here at night.”
“We have both doggers and couples who don’t live here, sex right on our doorstep, people selling cannabis out of their cars and playing loud music.”
“It has to be one of the darkest parking lots in town. You can hardly see one foot in front of the other.”
A local resident described having to wait more than an hour to park in spaces in front of her own property because reckless drivers filled the spaces.
The angry resident claimed she was forced to sit in her car after working 12-hour shifts while parents and teachers at a nearby school stole seats.
“It’s like a nightclub at night. Doors are slammed, drug dealing is going on and music is playing,” she continued.
“How do I know someone won’t attack me when it’s so dark? How about security? That has to come first.”
She also claimed that the smell of drugs lingers in the air “at any time of the day” and that doggers keep her up at night. “I could hear them having sex, my window was open,” she said.
Kevin Bendall, 27, shared his disappointing experience with the area, saying cars could be parked for up to four months while drug deals were spotted just a few nights ago.
Warndon Councilwoman Jill Desayrah said: “I was genuinely shocked to hear about the level of anti-social behavior that has increased since the lights went out, including claims by local residents of drug dealing and car chases.”
“I raised it with Platform Housing earlier this morning and will be in touch with them to address the lack of lighting safety at this private car park.”
A West Mercia Police spokesman said: “We are aware of the concerns of residents of Snowshill Close in Warndon regarding anti-social behavior and drug use.”
“We continue to work with our partners, including Platform Housing, to address these issues.
“Anyone who observes anti-social behavior should report it to the police through the Tell Us About section of our website or by calling 101.”
A spokesman for Platform Housing said the paths and roads are neither owned nor managed by them.
Their statement continued: “This area is occupied by our customers and owner occupiers and therefore a gate or barrier to the car park would not be feasible as this cannot be managed effectively.”
“If local residents witness dog and drug trafficking, we advise them to report it to the police so they can take appropriate action.”
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