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Metal gates wanted by frustrated residents living behind Glasgow hotel

Metal gates wanted by frustrated residents living behind Glasgow hotel
People living close to a hotel in Glasgow have been given planning permission to install metal gates in the lane at the back of their homes.

Residents of Queens Drive say their lives are being plagued by a "hive" of anti-social behaviour stemming from people gathering behind Glasgow's Queen's Park Hotel, the Evening Times reports.

The problems began when the city's council placed homeless people at the site, the newspaper said. The situation improved when the hotel went under new ownership, but another change of management has seen the problems worsen still.

"The lane behind our flats has become a hive for anti-social behaviour and it's slowly getting worse," resident Shauneen Kelly told the newspaper.

"We find needles out there, there are youths drinking and general disruption. We contact the police and they come out but the problem is not getting any better."

A group of determined residents applied for a gate to be built behind the lane which will stop access between Niddrie Road and Albert Avenue, and were successful.

A spokesperson for the council told the newspaper it monitored its homeless placements carefully and will "tackle any issues brought to our attention".

One person who stayed at the hotel commented on Glasgow Online, saying the hotel was "OK but scary".ADNFCR-3337-ID-800327340-ADNFCR

Date: 06/01/2011 16:19:49

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