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16/09/2021

Calls for increased police patrols in the Culmore area of Derry after 'weekend of anti-social behaviour'

Anti-social Behaviour
The PSNI and council's Community Safety Wardens have been urged to increase their patrols in the Culmore area following a weekend of anti-social behaviour. Commenting, SDLP Cllr Angela Dobbins said: "The spell of good weather is being enjoyed by most but there are some people out there who are determined to leave destruction and chaos in their wake. "The football pitch in Culmore has been targeted again by youths lighting fires and drinking. "They were not content with the bonfire but had actually attempted to set fire to the surrounding trees and embankments which lead to a small wooded area adjoining the rear of houses. "The sandy beach area, a popular walk for families and dog owners is now strewn with broken bottles and litter. "As not only a councillor for the area but as a resident also we as a community do not have anything we can call a community facility although after many years of campaining there has been funding ringfenced for facilities in the Culmore Park and funding may be in the pipeline to reburbish the Victoria Hall. "But in the meantime this pitch is the only amenity in the Culmore area for the local Culmore FC and children have to enjoy. "I am pleading with parents to explain to their children the consequences of such actions and the distress it is having to those on the receiving end and, how a possible police record will impact any future plans they may have."

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