Monday, September 18, 2006
Gravesend, Kent: Julie Sherwood
‘I was not a priority for the police and I realised that I had to do something myself. I persuaded my neighbours to sign a petition and I set up meetings with local MP’s and leisure centres to arrange free tennis coaching for teenagers — this gave them something to do and the situation did improve.
‘Mums’ Army makes you realise you’re not the only one suffering. We must take control and stop being the victims.’