01 April 2010

Antisocial problems of Glenaulin Park must be tackled– change happens together

As a member of the Joint Policing Committee I am well aware of the antisocial problems certain areas in Palmerstown are facing, particularly the recurring problems in Glenaulin Park. I have requested the Council put together a proposal on how best to tackle these problems as it’s simply unfair to have families afraid in their own homes and in our park.

At a recent public meeting organised by the Palmerstown Community Council a number of ideas were floated in relation to how best deal with the anti-social behaviour in Glenaulin Park. These included the possibility of permanently closing off the park entrance at the eastern end of the rear laneway behind Culmore road which would mean closing the pedestrian link to Californian Hills, closing some of its ten entrances at night time only, increasing the height of the boundary walls to the park, improving the Park Ranger service in the area and installing additional CCTV cameras to monitor and discourage anti social behaviour. Please let me know your views on the best way to tackle the situation – 457 7712.

Until the situation is resolved we need to continue to report these problems as if they are not logged then it’s very hard to monitor them. The number for the local Ronanstown Garda Station is 666 7700 and the Ballyfermot Garda Station is 666 4400. Gardai are also encouraging estates to establish community watch programmes and be vigilant as burglaries are on the rise. If you would like information on how to go about setting one up a neighbourhood watch organisation contact me on 457 7712.