COMMUNITY WATCH PATROL LAUNCHED FOR STAG PARK
Stag Park residents have officially launched their new community watch patrol this week.
At a meeting with representatives from An Garda Siochana this week residents set up the community watch scheme in an attempt to combat the increase in anti social behaviour in the Stag Park area.
Chairman of the residents association Timmy White told The Avondhu: “We set up the community watch to try and prevent more damage to the empty houses that are boarded up in our area.”
Residents have seen a rise in anti-social behaviour and vandalism to a number of houses that are boarded up. Locals are also calling on Cork County Council to take these houses in charge as part of the social housing scheme.
“I think that all the local TDs should have gone to Minister Gormley a long time ago and insisted that these houses be taken over by the council. We have lots of people from the Mitchelstown area looking for housing and waiting for over a year on the housing list. A scheme like the ‘Rent to Buy’ scheme would be perfect for Stag Park,” Timmy White said.
Also present at the meeting was Sean Sherlock TD (Lab).
“It was a very positive meeting. The residents now have a point of contact with the local gardai. However, it is now very important that issues relating to the upkeep of the houses is taken in hand by the council and I have made representations to this end.”
Thursday 5th February 5:25pm