Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Cooper has condemned a number of incidents in the greater Rosemount /Glen areas over the weekend.
Councillor Cooper said “There was a fire at Creggan Country Burn which had to be put out by the Fire Brigade and the police were also in attendance. And there were groups of young people gathering on the steps that go from the park up into Baldrick Crescent .They were drinking and obstructing people from getting up and down the steps.
I am asking parents to be aware where their children are at .Just last week i had to spend several hours in the area with local residents who were fearful of the young people that had gathered there.I have asked the council to consider closing the gates at the top of steps to prevent young people running from the park into side streets of lower Rosemount and asked the Outer West Community Safety Forum and PCSP to consider this proposal.
We also have to be realistic and put a particular focus on the area in next few weeks when the Exam results are out which could see even more young people possibly gathering in the area.