ILLEGAL dumping, fires and antisocial behaviour at Locks Lane has been the bane of Tamworth Regional Council's (TRC) existence, and now it's locked up for good.
The council put the final seal of approval on the decision to close the thoroughfare from Scott Road to Ebsworth Street on Tuesday night.
Hopefully it will save the council a lot of money on cleaning up, councillor Juanita Wilson said.
"The resources we have thrown in there at times cleaning up asbestos and other rubbish is money that we're not going to have to outlay now, so it's also keeping a safer community which is very important," she said.
"It's just disappointing that people don't use the proper mechanisms for disposing of landfill type issues."
The councillors agreed that it was the best decision for the safety of the community.
Councillor Mark Rodda said he had hoped the council could have negotiated with landholders adjacent to Scott Road to move the gate forward to the intersection.
"That would probably reduce incidences of antisocial behaviour even further," he said.
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