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(From Bristol Evening Post)
WHEN Cheryl Ann was a schoolgirl, she dreamed of the day when she could live on the Manor Farm estate.
To Cheryl, as she made her daily trek to Monks Park School from her family home in Montpellier, the neat rows of modern council houses offered an image of utopia alive and well in Horfield.
Her dream half came true. Three decades on, Cheryl is not only a long-standing council house resident on Manor Farm, but as Horfield ward councillor she represents the area on the city council.
But the vision of Manor Farm as a kind of utopia has slipped from her eyes, and is currently rotting in the rain-soaked gutters of the estate along with the casually-strewn litter and cigarette stubs.
Cheryl will be the first to tell you that the small estate has gone downhill in the 15 years since she moved into her home.
A minority of trouble-making teens and their extended dysfunctional families are making life hell for the residents here.
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