A Stanmore resident has criticised the movement of the Middlesex-based Stanmore College entrance to Old Church Lane, arguing it gives students with a longer walk to Stanmore and has simply relocated the problem of anti-social behaviour.
Stephen Gilinsky, a local resident got in touch with STANMOREnews, to let us know that he thinks the move has negatively affected the area.
He said: “The entrance used to be in Elm Park and the distance between that and Stanmore is about half the difference that it is now.”
Stephen added that moving the college entrance has just moved problems such as litter to another residential area.
He said: “They have basically transferred anti-social behaviour from one area to another, they wanted other people to have the problem.”
A spokesperson for Stanmore College said: “There is a one-way vehicular system in place and students can only gain access through turnstiles at Old Church Lane. This greatly reduces the risk for students and ensures the welfare and safety of all attending the College.
“Increased litter is an ongoing issue for the Borough which we continue to educate students and reinforce good behaviour both on and off site. The College has been in contact with Harrow Council since March 2020 to request installing more bins along parts of Old Church Lane.”
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