Fly-tipping hot spot gets safety fence as garages bite the dust

Sue Deighton, Ailsa Nichol, PCSO Paul Gale, Becca Preedy and Steve Kilsby
Sue Deighton, Ailsa Nichol, PCSO Paul Gale, Becca Preedy and Steve Kilsby

A fly-tipping hot spot will be tackled with the help of safety fencing and bollards to stop people dumping cars, tyres and rubbish.

Residents living nearby have been angered by the anti-social behaviour at Penrose Garages in Banbury for some time, where fly-tipping often takes place.

But thanks to a partnership between Sanctuary Housing, Thames Valley 
Police and the Banbury Neighbourhood Action Group (NAG), the garages will be demolished and the area will be protected in the 
coming weeks.

There are plans in place to knock down the garages, put up safety fencing and use bollards to stop people accessing the site or using it as a cut-through from Mold Crescent.

Yvonne Crinean, Sanctuary Housing’s operations manager, said: “The plan to demolish the Penrose Garages site is an excellent example of what can be achieved through working in partnership with local services.

“The support we have 
received from the police and the NAG has resulted in a 
solution that will see the current issues cease and ensure that anti-social behaviour in the area is reduced.

“We want to reassure our residents that we will 
continue to work with our partners and keep a close eye on the site following the 
demolition, and offer our support wherever we can.”

PCSO Paul Gale said: “I am pleased that we are 
working effectively together with Sanctuary and 
Steve Kilsby, the NAG Chair, to tackle this site which was attracting fly tipping.

“Sanctuary will demolish the garages which will 
create a safe site and benefit the area.”