Derry Sinn Féin Councillor Sandra Duffy has expressed concern at reports that individuals are using Ballyarnett Country Park for what can only be described as “drag racing”.
Councillor Duffy said
“Local residents and Park users have been in contact with me to voice their fears over this activity.
“This is a beautiful Country Park used regularly by dog walkers and families enjoying a day out and more recently it has seen the opening of a fantastic state of the art children’s play park, which is widely used by local children.
“It gives me great concern that this activity is going on in the park. This should be a safe space for families and children, not somewhere were parents are worried about cars, motorbikes and even vans racing each other in the park, with the potential of a tragic accident.
“I have contacted Derry City and Strabane District Council to discuss what measures could be put in place to prevent this activity and have been in contact with the local policing neighbourhood team to ask that they investigate these reports.