Agenda item

Anti-Social Behaviour in Off-Street Car Park (C398/18)

Minutes:

Councillor Cusack stated that she had been asked to raise a matter experienced by many people over the past few days due to the recent heavy snowfall.   She stated that she had been contacted by constituents particularly care workers who had been targeted by youths throwing snowballs at their vehicles whilst trying to navigate treacherous roads to reach patients under their care.  She further stated that she was not demonising young people, however their actions could result in injury or worse. 

Councillor Cusack Proposed, Seconded by Councillor Tierney

That    this Council write to the Secondary Schools in the Council District asking them to discuss this issue with the students in whichever manner they felt was appropriate to highlight the dangers of this type of behaviour and ask them to stop.

After voting by a show of hands the proposal was carried unanimously and Council

Resolved       That this Council write to the Secondary Schools in the Council District asking them to discuss this issue with the students in whichever manner they felt was appropriate to highlight the dangers of this type of behaviour and ask them to stop.

 

Councillor Donnelly stated that he had recently met with residents from William Street who had informed him that anti-social behaviour still continued as the recently installed barriers were not being locked at night.   He requested that officers look into the matter.

In response the Chief Executive advised that the matter would be investigated as a matter of urgency. 

Councillor Logue noted that Sinn Fein had proposed at a previous meeting the installation of CCTV cameras at William Street car park as an extra precaution which may have given merit to the situation.