The following comment was received in 2012:
"I have been living in Chalkhill more than 20 years. It was a horrible place to live, with issues such as anti-social behaviour and gangs. Sometimes you’d spend all your time indoors because of anti-social behaviour and gang activities taking place in front of residents homes.
As you may remember, around 2009 the number of gangs within the Chalkhill area had increased. Somali young gangsters were one of the gangs that took over the Chalkhill estate. The majority of Somali young boys grew up in single mother families.
The young gangsters were doing horrific things to residents. However, since a Somali councillor was elected at Barnhill the situation improved. This is because councillor Abdi helped us to get rid of those Somali gangsters by using his native language and culture.
On behalf of other victims of gang crime and Chalkhill residents I would like to thank councillor Abdi and his colleague Councillor Shafique. Councillor Abdi has put in a lot of hard work and effort to fulfil the needs of the Chalkhill residents. His commitment to the residents of Chalkhill has had a great impact on the estate."