RESIDENTS of a notorious Barrhead street won their fight against anti-social behaviour by getting CCTV cameras installed 10 years ago.

The move was sparked by long-suffering residents who demanded action after a string of violent incidents in Kerr Street.

Councillor Danny Devlin, Chief Inspector Kenny Graham and head of housing Ian MacLean were all praised for their efforts to get CCTV installed.

“The decent residents of Kerr Street and the surrounding area have been asking for surveillance cameras for years,” said Cllr Devlin.

“This area has a history of problems but now the trouble-makers will be caught on camera.”

Cllr Devlin said he hoped the camera would help to make Kerr Street and Gertrude Place safer places to live for law-abiding residents.

He added: “East Renfrewshire Council and Barrhead police have been working in partnership to get the CCTV cameras into areas suffering from anti-social behaviour.

“We are trying to create a safe community and a better quality of life for residents living in troubled streets in the town.”