Local resident Katy, known as ‘Mama G’ has lived on the street for more than a decade
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There is one street in a South Yorkshire town that was once so rough, locals said that police had their own "ASBO van" which would be driven up and down the road throughout the day.
But now the notorious Barnsley road is said to have quietened down, with most of the trouble that was associated with drug use and antisocial behaviour long gone.
Still, Welland Crescent in Elsecar is one street with a reputation that well and truly precedes itself and residents say that people continue to wrongly assume it is a dangerous, crime-ridden area, Yorkshire Live reports.
"I've lived here a decade and I've known it to be one of the roughest streets, but this is the nicest I've ever seen Welland Crescent", said Katy, 35, who is known to locals as 'Mama G'.
Welland Crescent in Elsecar has some of the lowest house prices in Barnsley
Katy continued: "We used to have the Welland ASBO van that used to come up and down and police came up, but they don't anymore.
"At times it's been bad with burnt down and boarded up houses, but it's changed. We're a community and that's why I won't live anywhere else."
A friend and mentor to the youngsters that live on Welland Crescent, mum-of-three Katy said that it has helped them to stay out of trouble.
"I'm a single parent with three kids, but I won't turn any of the lads away", she said, "I used to keep myself to myself but they're just kids, they want somebody to listen to them and help them out."
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One of the youngsters that Katy has befriended, Liam, 21, has lived in Welland Crescent his entire life and he said that the street's main problem now is that it looks untidy.
He said: "There are houses that have been burnt down and they've not bothered doing them up, it's just been sat like that for ages. We haven't seen the street cleaners for ages either, they need to sort the roads out."
Katy agreed, gesturing to a road verge covered in weeds and litter outside her house, and saying: "Look at the f*****g state of it!"
Welland Crescent has some of the cheapest house prices in Barnsley, with an average house value of just £65,638 compared to Barnsley's average house value of £155,694, according to Zoopla.
Kelly Anne Keegan-Moore has lived on the street since she was 11-years-old
This is one of the things that Katy said has kept her in the area for so long, as she pays just £400 per calendar month for a semi-detached house.
Kelly Anne Keegan-Moore, 43, who has lived in Welland Crescent since she was 11-years-old, said the street had changed massively in that time.
"It's a hell of a lot quieter now," she said, "back in the day it used to be bad for drugs but it's not like that anymore, half the kids had ASBOs but they've grown up."
She added: "The kids were just f*****g animals and they've quietened down a lot now, everyone has grown up. People are recognising that it's nowhere near as bad as it used to be."
Kelly Anne said that, far from being a rough, crime-ridden estate, Welland Crescent is now a community with people who care for one another and look out for each other which is why she does not want to move.
"I've been here since 1989, they'll take me out in a box", she said.