Residents living in parts of Cooks Hill say they’ve had enough of the violence and anti-social behaviour going on in their suburb and have approached Newcastle Council for help.

A recent murder along with a rise in violent incidents, drug dealing, public urination and petty theft has residents of Young Street living in fear.

On Tuesday night, Councilors supported a Notice of Motion to arrange a meeting between residents and stakeholders including council staff and Councilors, Police and the Department of Communities and Justice to develop a strategy to improve the amenity of the area.