Anger over "Bridge of Booze" in Brockworth
ANGRY residents of Nightjar Road have turned out in force to demand action on Brockworth's 'bridge of booze'.
A group of villagers attended the parish council meeting last week complaining they were at breaking point over the issue.
They challenged councillors over what they felt was a lack of action.
One resident said: "We should feel safe in our homes and we don't we feel threatened.
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"They kick over bins, throw things, smash stuff and then escape over the bridge."
Her neighbour said they felt "desperate" for a solution.
Another resident said: "We are decent people and don't want to be aggressive but we are frustrated that nothing has been done."
The bridge was installed by Bloor Homes to connect Ribble Road with Nightjar Road.
But residents say it is only causing discord and they have repeatedly asked for it to be removed along with benches in the play area.
One man said: "Not even the smallest thing has been done and it's been going on 18 months. I'm really stressed out and angry.
"Can somebody not compel Bloor to do something?"
Parish chairman Jim Hunt said: "We have asked for the seats to be removed but they declined. We all feel for you and we are trying to do our best and will keep pursuing it as much as we can."
But PC Rob Guest added: "That's the problem. We can't compel Bloor to do anything."
He said, following a meeting, Gloucestershire Highways said it would not remove the bridge but would install a bollard and wide restriction barrier to prevent motorbikes being driven across it. Spiky bushes will be planted in the spring to deter people from hanging out in a dip by the bridge.