Residents are demanding the council holds a public meeting to address antisocial behaviour stemming from a house occupied by teenagers.Eh? How can such a thing exist?
Well, would you believe, on charity money?
Neighbours living near the property, in which charity CAYSH hosts a project to support homeless young people, claim they have been subjected to a reign of terror. And they have said it is due to a lack of supervision from the authorities.And when I say 'charity money', no, they aren't going out rattling a tin!
But Alan Hiscutt, the council's head of commissioning for vulnerable adults and supported housing, said: "CAYSH has been recognised nationally as a good quality and innovative provider of services for homeless young people.
"The house is not unsupervised. CAYSH support workers visit regularly. Complaints about the behaviour of two of the residents were made in 2011. CAYSH took appropriate action to manage the situation, including by increasing visits to the property and working with the Council to evict them. The eviction took place in May 2012. "The neighbours aren't impressed:
The SCCA, however, has said the troubles are ongoing and enough is enough.
Mrs Davies said: "I am absolutely appalled at his complacent attitude about safety in my community and his complacent attitude to under-age homeless residents in this Borough, who are left for long periods unsupervised.
"This project has cost South Croydon Residents thousands of pounds – it is absolutely unacceptable. If it is such a great project let us move them to Mr Hiscutt's street."An excellent suggestion! How about it, Mr Hiscutt? If it's such good quality and innovative service, how could you possibly object?