A GROTTY underpass could be closed after a number of anti-social behaviour incidents were reported.

The underpass to Yate shopping centre, near Lidl, could be completely sealed off to the public if a councillor gets his way.

South Gloucestershire and Yate Town Councillor John Gawn has revealed that he is planning on holding a meeting with the council, residents and the police in order to discuss a way to solve the problems with the area.

“There has been some progress with the underpass,” he explained.

“I have had a number of messages from residents in the area regarding the anti-social behaviour in the spot and I am trying to get something done.

“The problem we have is that groups are going down there because it is quiet and they are drinking and doing all sorts of things.

“They are smashing glass and leaving rubbish everywhere and there is a lot of graffiti as well.

“It is really dangerous down there, there is so much glass.

“It is everywhere, it is even on the road by the traffic lights.”

Cllr Gawn, who lives near the underpass himself, stated that he took the CEO of South Gloucestershire Council, Dave Perry, on a tour of the area showing him the issues.

“I am trying to get a meeting together so that we can discuss this further,” John continued.

“We have to do something because it is only getting worse. I am desperately hoping that we can get all the relevant parties together to talk about it because something needs to be done.

“People have reported incidents to the police and still we can’t seem to stop it happening.

“This is really not a good thing for Yate at all and I hope that it will soon be sorted.”

Avon and Somerset Police recently released a CCTV image of an individual they want to speak to in connection to graffiti in the area.