RENEWED CONCERN OVER ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR AT MONAGHAN TOWN PARK

31 July 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

PETER HUGHES

Incidents of anti-social behaviour in the scenic Monaghan Town centre park surrounding Peter’s Lake prompted calls this week for an increase in Garda patrols in the area and the strict implementation of the fines for public drinking that were introduced in local bye-laws a number of years ago.

Sinn Féin Co Councillor Sean Conlon moved a motion at Tuesday’s meeting of the Monaghan Municipal District requesting the Gardaí to increase their patrolling of the Peter’s Lake area – which Colr Conlon noted was located only a short distance from the Garda Divisional Headquarters – “in an effort to enhance the security and safety of this popular amenity and the protection of our citizens.”

Colr Conlon told the meeting that he had tabled the motion in the interests of citizen safety, as there were pockets and locations in the town where people could gather and engage in anti-social behaviour.

Peter’s Lake, he said, was one of the most scenic parts of the town, but they regularly had people gathering there for “cider parties” and other manifestations of outdoor drinking, ….

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