Thursday, May 17, 2007


Tredegar, Blaenau Gwent: Ann Jones

When grandmother Ann Jones moved back to the neighbourhood where she grew up, she was shocked to see how it had been damaged by yobs.
Desperate for help after three frustrating years, Ann, 57, called Mums’ Army.
She said: ‘It’s like living on a rubbish tip. Cans and bottles are thrown everywhere and car ashtrays are emptied on the streets. When I ask youngsters to pick up their litter, they just laugh and swear at me. There’s no discipline anymore. It’s awful.
‘I wrote a letter of complaint to the council, which has been ignored, and even though the police admit they know who the troublemakers are, they say they can’t do anything.
‘I’m determined to clean up my neighbourhood. People say it’s always someone else’s problem but our community is our problem and we have to do something to bring back pride and respect.’
Ann Jones,
Tredegar, Blaenau Gwent
Tel: 07774 070406

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