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Kids playing football

Reported anonymously at 09:08, Sat 21 March 2009

Sent to Congleton Borough Council and Cheshire County Council 2 minutes later

We've lived in our close for several years now and at first there was no real problem. There are several children who play football in the street and they are now getting older and kicking the ball harder and further. This results in the ball damaging our plants and worst of all damaging the cars. We constantly tell the kids to go and play elsewhere as soon as we see their ball go on our property, which they do, but the next day they are back again. Damage has already been done on several occasions and the kids know they shouldn't be there. The most annoying aspect is that there is a large playground at the end of the close which is secure and only accessible from the close, making it a safe place for kids to play. These kids are committing an offence under section 161 of the Highways Act, but I don't want to be seen as an ogre and involve the police. It would be nice if the council could send a leaflet or letters to all houses in the close.

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  • The council advised they do not enforce the highways act so our only choice is to call the Police next time we see kids playing football in the street. I guess that's what we'll have to do then!

    Posted anonymously at 10:34, Sun 19 April 2009

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 10:34, Sun 19 April 2009

  • We have the same problem about 1/4 mile away from here. Could I ask for an update, what has happened over the summer months? Have you managed to resolve the problem?

    Posted anonymously at 09:28, Wed 30 September 2009

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