CCTV is to be installed on a Dundee street amid complaints about antisocial behaviour which residents say has been going on for four years.
People living on Balunie Street, in Douglas, claim their lives have been “made hell” due to incidents involving violence, drug dealing and drug taking.
Speaking on behalf of a number of elderly residents, Jackie McFarlane said meetings had been held with police and council officials to discuss the concerns but they had “got nowhere”.
However, Ms McFarlane added that officials subsequently got in touch and agreed to install CCTV to monitor the area.
She said: “Since 2014 we have had problems with drug users and drug dealers.
“There have been needles and paraphernalia found and some residents have even witnessed people taking heroin.
“Just last week, there were people outside fighting and someone pulled a hammer out.
“It is a disgrace. There are a lot of very elderly people around here and it has got to the stage where they are scared to leave their homes.”
Ms McFarlane added: “Someone needs to do something about it. We went to a meeting with the council but I walked out because they weren’t hearing what I was saying.
“This has gone on for four years now.
“There has been a petition put around and there has been a lot of back and forth but they keep saying there is nothing they can do.
“This is a really quiet, lovely wee area and this has gone on long enough – elderly people are scared to leave their homes.”
Ms McFarlane said that council officials made contact two days after the meeting and offered to install a CCTV camera in a bid to gather evidence.
She added: “They said the camera will be up for four weeks and then it will be passed on to the police to investigate.”
A Dundee City Council spokesman confirmed residents had been in dialogue with the local authority.
He said: “The city council takes all allegations about antisocial behaviour extremely seriously.
“Senior officials of the council have met local residents recently to hear their concerns and to offer advice.”