Family considers Nunsthorpe move after spate of vandal attacks on Cleethorpes street
RESIDENTS in a Cleethorpes street have called for cameras and action to curb vandalism.
A meeting will be held on Monday to discuss escalating problems of damage to cars and antisocial behaviour in Sandringham Road.
An attempt was made to steal a blue Ford Escort on Sunday evening and a car's alarm went off at 2am yesterday when vandals smashed a window.
The owner of the red Alfa Romeo had to take the day off work in order for it to be repaired.
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Another car less than 100 yards away was also targeted by vandals in the early hours of yesterday.
The owner of the silver Vauxhall Corsa said Sandringham Road was a popular thoroughfare for people walking home from the nightspots of Cleethorpes to other parts of the town.
She, along with a number of other residents did not wish to be identified, for fear of reprisals.
But vice-chairman of the Cleethorpes South Forward Group, Brenda Brown, who lives on Sandringham Road said she will raise the ongoing problems at the next meeting on Monday at St Peter's Cof E School.
She said: "I would like to see it stop. I know they are taking police off the streets. But then they get them and all they do is give them a slap on the wrists.
"I feel sorry for people whose cars have been vandalised. Everyone should keep a log of all the incidents so we can give it to the police."
Emily Ravenscroft, 20, of Sandringham Road said: "There should be more patrols. There doesn't seem to be any reason to it."
Another resident who had her car vandalised and does not wish to be named said: "I had to get my partner to work at 5am so we had to cover up the broken window. There was no attempt to get in. I had my wing mirrors smashed twice last year.
"We are a thoroughfare from Cleethorpes going home overnight. I know the police are stretched and it is not a matter of importance to them.
"But it is not just cars. It is a general lack of care for other people's property."
Another resident claimed there had been up to ten cars vandalised in the past month.
She said she and her family were considering moving to the Nunsthorpe estate in Grimsby because she considered it safer than living in Sandringham Road.
She said: "If someone doesn't start taking action we will have to take our own steps.
"The alarms that go off at night are waking the children up.
"We don't feel safe. I want to move to the Nunny because we will be safer there than we are here.
"We pay our council tax so should be entitled to CCTV cameras. It would be cheaper than everyone having to pay the excess on their insurance for all the damage that is caused.
"We have a lot of elderly people living down here and they are worried. It is just one thing after another. We have nearly been broken into twice. My husband's moped was taken and found abandoned."