98pc want to be good neighbours

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RESIDENTS have given their backing to a new scheme aiming to make their neighbourhood a better place to live.

The Good Neighbour Agreement has been drawn up by police, Calderdale Council, Pennine Housing and the Accent Foundation after a series of street consultations last October.

They asked residents of Canterbury Crescent, Grantham Road, St David’s Court and Wells Court in Boothtown, Halifax, if they would sign up to a series of pledges to make their neighbourhood better.

Residents said their biggest problems were dog fouling, litter, loud music, untidy gardens, vandalism and fly-tipping.

More than 98 per cent said they were in favour of signing up. They are now looking over the agreement.

Once signed, it will be reviewed every three months.