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We stay in Britain’s grimmest village… even prisoners have it higher

A city nestled within the coronary heart of South Staffordshire has garnered an unwelcome fame because the ‘grimmest’ village within the UK amongst its fed-up residents.

Frustrated locals within the village of Featherstone have hit out on the crumbling state of their neighborhood, which is roofed in garbage and canine faeces and is overrun with drug sellers.

Shocking footage and experiences from the city’s neighborhood depict a scene of decay, neglect and delinquent behaviour – with battered buildings dotting the panorama and charred bus cease shelters standing as grim reminders of rampant crime.

Featherstone is surrounded by three jails – HMP Brinsford, HMP Featherstone and HMP Oakwood – however residents say the inmates are the fortunate ones because the scenario exterior the jail partitions reaches a tipping level. 

Locals have even expressed concern about venturing exterior after darkish, as they declare alcoholics and drug customers frequently collapse within the streets, leaving many feeling unsafe in their very own neighborhood.   

A town nestled in the heart of South Staffordshire has garnered an unwelcome reputation as the 'grimmest' village in the UK among its fed-up residents

A city nestled within the coronary heart of South Staffordshire has garnered an unwelcome fame because the ‘grimmest’ village within the UK amongst its fed-up residents

Frustrated locals in the village of Featherstone have hit out at the crumbling state of their community, which is covered in rubbish and dog faeces and is overrun with drug dealers

Frustrated locals within the village of Featherstone have hit out on the crumbling state of their neighborhood, which is roofed in garbage and canine faeces and is overrun with drug sellers

Shocking pictures and reports from the town's community depict a scene of decay, neglect and antisocial behaviour

Shocking footage and experiences from the city’s neighborhood depict a scene of decay, neglect and delinquent behaviour

The village’s historic and once-popular pub, the Red, White and Blue, has been closed down and stays bordered up with smashed home windows and surrounded by safety fences.

Abandoned furnishings and garbage line the pavements and fields throughout the city and blows into gardens, whereas uncovered, unoccupied homes are left to crumble.

One derelict semi-detached home on Cannock Road seems to have been sawed in half by means of the upstairs bed room on the mercy of the climate.

A bus shelter that had been lately constructed was torched by yobs, whereas residents complain of accelerating numbers of potholes showing within the roads.

Life-long resident Dean Proffitt, 62, stated: ‘I usually say that this could be a pleasant place to stay if it wasn’t for the drunks and the s***okay heads. They are in all places and it is upsetting to see.

‘I’ve lived right here on and off for years and it’s actually bought worse. There’s garbage in all places and other people spewing up in all places. There’s no level telling the police as a result of they received’t do something about it.’

Rachel Canning, 51, blames the council for failing to maintain the village clear, saying: ‘It would not look as if the council come out sufficient to chop the grassed areas anymore, clear up the litter or empty the canine mess bins.’

She continued: ‘The canine bins are full up and there may be canine poo all around the village.

Resident Dean Proffitt (pictured), 62, said: 'I often say that this would be a nice place to live if it wasn't for the drunks and the s***k heads. They are everywhere and it's upsetting to see'

Resident Dean Proffitt (pictured), 62, stated: ‘I usually say that this could be a pleasant place to stay if it wasn’t for the drunks and the s***okay heads. They are in all places and it is upsetting to see’

Featherstone is surrounded by three jails - but residents say the inmates are the lucky ones as the situation outside the prison walls reaches a tipping point

Featherstone is surrounded by three jails – however residents say the inmates are the fortunate ones because the scenario exterior the jail partitions reaches a tipping level

A newly-built charred bus stop shelters stands as a grim reminder of rampant crime

A newly-built charred bus cease shelters stands as a grim reminder of rampant crime

Abandoned furniture and rubbish line the pavements and fields across the town and blows into gardens

Abandoned furnishings and garbage line the pavements and fields throughout the city and blows into gardens

Residents complain of increasing numbers of potholes appearing in the roads

Residents complain of accelerating numbers of potholes showing within the roads

Abandoned furniture and rubbish line the pavements and fields across the town and blows into gardens

Abandoned furnishings and garbage line the pavements and fields throughout the city and blows into gardens

‘I don’t know if they’re folks coming into the village or individuals who stay right here who’ve simply given up. You’ll go into the following village Shareshill and it is lovely. It’s taken care of, it’s a disgrace ours isn’t.’

Rachel added: ‘The state of our village is terrible, there’s drug abuse, folks selecting up and promoting medicine. It’s atrocious. I perceive it occurs in all places however it’s actually unhealthy right here. You’re frightened to stroll your canine at night time.

‘We had our van stolen off our drive. There are fixed break-ins and all the time folks checking doorways and automobile handles however the police should not .’

Dave Bethell, 74, stated: ‘For a begin the pub’s closed so we don’t have a pub within the village. I’ve heard the council goes to knock it down and construct one other grocery store.’

Pensioner Alex Tenn, 73, stated: ‘There was presupposed to be a bypass constructed however it by no means was. As a end result huge lorries come down previous folks’s homes inflicting fixed noise. It’s disturbing for folks.’

Another resident stated that on the entire, the residents themselves are pleasant, however the city ‘seems to be and feels actually down.’

They added: ‘I moved right here from Nottingham final November however I want I’d by no means moved right here. It simply appears unloved, folks aren’t taking a pleasure within the space.

Shopworker Thomas Rowe, 30, stated: ‘It’s a little bit of a joke among the many locals that the inmates within the prisons close by are luckier than us. 

Dave Bethell (pictured), 74, said: 'For a start the pub's closed so we don’t have a pub in the village. I've heard the council is going to knock it down and build another supermarket'

Dave Bethell (pictured), 74, stated: ‘For a begin the pub’s closed so we don’t have a pub within the village. I’ve heard the council goes to knock it down and construct one other grocery store’

The village in Staffordshire is located near three prisons HMP Brinsford (pictured), HMP Featherstone and HMP Oakwood

The village in Staffordshire is situated close to three prisons HMP Brinsford (pictured), HMP Featherstone and HMP Oakwood

The village's historic and once-popular pub, the Red, White and Blue, has been closed down and remains bordered up with smashed windows and surrounded by security fences

The village’s historic and once-popular pub, the Red, White and Blue, has been closed down and stays bordered up with smashed home windows and surrounded by safety fences

Alex Tenn (pictured), 73, said: 'There was supposed to be a bypass built but it never was. As a result big lorries come down past people’s houses causing constant noise.'

Alex Tenn (pictured), 73, stated: ‘There was presupposed to be a bypass constructed however it by no means was. As a end result huge lorries come down previous folks’s homes inflicting fixed noise.’

Battered buildings dot the landscape in Featherstone, turning the town into an eyesore

Battered buildings dot the panorama in Featherstone, turning the city into an eyesore 

Cannock Road in Featherstone

Cannock Road in Featherstone

Fly tipping on Cat and Kittens Lane in Featherstone

Fly tipping on Cat and Kittens Lane in Featherstone

Pot holes on East Road in Featherstone

Pot holes on East Road in Featherstone

‘When they give the impression of being out of their barred home windows they in all probability really feel fairly sorry for us as a result of our lives are worse than theirs.

“Featherstone is not only a dump, it’s died on it’s a*se. I believe that’s why persons are depressed as a result of nearly all of folks listed below are first rate folks.

Despite having a booming inhabitants of greater than 4,000 folks, Featherstone continues to be formally often called a village.

In the Twenties a brand new mine was opened which noticed the inhabitants rise from simply 39 residents to greater than 3,000 a number of years later.

Since January this yr there have been 39 violent and sexual offences, 13 car crimes, six thefts and 5 case of prison injury and arson.

It comes as Residents in England’s worst neighbourhood for unsolved burglaries say the world has successfully been ‘decriminalised’ as they revealed they ‘by no means see’ a police officer.

All 165 burglaries reported in Outer Rothwell in West Yorkshire previously three years stay unsolved, stunning figures present.