What's become of our city's streets?

A PLEA for help from frustrated residents in O'Donnell Street in West Dubbo has resulted in a series of stories of stories that the Daily Liberal will publish over the next week, under Community Crime Watch.

The Daily Liberal spoke to a group who live along the troubled street about their concerns.

Their frustrated outpouring was overwhelming to say the least.

The street, which runs into Leavers Street, has become a crime hot-spot with police frequently called to deal with out of control residents, their mates and extended families.

Residents have likened the situation to the former Gordon Estate, which the government dismantled in an effort to curb crime.

These people are fed up, frustrated and feeling helpless.

Some are Housing NSW residents themselves, some are long-term home owners.

Judging by the stories the residents have shared, no one is exempt from the appalling behaviour, both young and old have been on the receiving end.

Collectively the group have agreed a small number of families in public housing are responsible for the bulk of the anti-social behaviour.

Their frustration came to a head after a recent attack on a grandmother in her own yard.

Police are fulfilling their role, while other relevant authorities need to look into the matter and find solutions.

The residents hope that those in power will one day hear their concerns and act.

Until then, they will continue living in fear.


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