Improving Harmony is a real team effort

GHA has been working with the community to tackle anti-social behaviour in one part of Govan.

The Neighbourhood Environmental Team in action

Open space around Crossloan Terrace and the Harmony area had been attracting disorder as well as fly-tipping, with dumped items often set on fire.

GHA held meetings with residents, councillors, the police and fire service, council staff and other landlords in the area to deal with the issue.

GHA’s Community Improvement Partnership and local police carried out joint home visits and issued warnings to young people involved in disorder.

Meanwhile, a team of 44 GHA environmental staff from across the city carried out a three-day blitz of the area.

They cleaned paths and open spaces, removed fly-tipping and cut the grass in overgrown garden.

Carolyn Lennon, GHA’s housing manager for the area, said: “We’ve been working hard to deal with anti-social behaviour in the area – it’s been a real team effort.”

GHA staff are continuing to work with partners in the area, including youth charities Aberlour and Animalia.

Another public meeting is planned, while a new drop-in centre for young people is open in nearby Burleigh Street.

Thursday, August 09, 2018