Neighbourhood priorities

We asked, You Said, We did


We Asked

What concerns you about your neighbourhood?

You Said

Illegal off road motorcycles are being used on playing fields and footpaths in the Ryhope area.

We Did

  • Met with residents, councillors and housing managers at community meetings.
  • We identified the particular problem and developed an immediate response and long term strategy.
  • Gentoo Sunderland installed a barrier preventing access from Esdale garages on to open land.
  • The local councillors have arranged the formal adoption of the footpath linking Waterworks Road and Burdon Lane. Enabling future funding to be source to fit A frames to prevent motorcycle access.
  • Sunderland East Neighbourhood team have increased high visibility patrols in the area to deter and identify offenders.
  • Sunderland East Neighbourhood team have issued a number of section 59 notices to offenders and seized off road motorcycles where possible.
  • Officers have monitored complaints and kept in contact with local residents.