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SCC letter appears to condone drug use in Millbrook Towers

February 28, 2018 1:25 PM
By Southampton Liberal Democrats

Southampton Liberal Democrats have been handed a letter that appears to show that Southampton City Council condones the use of drugs within private areas of Millbrook Towers.
Millbrook Towers
The letter, sent to residents of all 144 properties within Millbrook Towers, states:

"If resident(s) and there [sic] visitors wish to drink smoke or take drugs they must do so within their flats and not cause a nuisance to anyone else."

Local resident and campaigner Simon Stokes said:

"We were passed this letter by a concerned resident, who believed that it appeared to suggest that Southampton City Council would turn a blind eye to the use of illegal drugs, as long as it wasn't done in communal areas of the building.

"I have written to the Council for further information and clarification of the contents of this letter."

Simon Stokes added:

"I'm sure that the letter in question is simply a badly-judged and poorly-drafted attempt to quell disquiet over antisocial behaviour in the block.

"However, I am not surprised that some residents will have garnered from the letter an attitude that the Council is willing to allow illegal acivity and antisocial behaviour to go unchallenged in Millbrook Towers, and ignore the impact of those behaviors on other residents.

"This is regretable, and I await clarification of the Council's position."