This email received from a resident of Southall:
Dear Ealing Council,
we are suffering from very unsociable and threatening behaviour mainly by Somalians living on and around our road – they tend to congregate just outside our car park and their main activity seems to be to just loiter, eat the green plant (drug) and then urinate in public without regard to the presence of children or families, show no respect for others. For example if I or my children are walking on the pavement, they will not move to one side to allow people to pass, we end up walking around them on the road. On a number of occasions when I’ve asked them to move to one side, but they are only ready to fight and are abusive. They also dump their rubbish on the pavements on a regular basis. We asked the council to inspect the rented properties where the Somalians, live to ensure they comply with health and safety and other legislation – nothing has been done to date.