Sinn Féin Councillor Tony Hassan has condemned the wanton vandalism that took place at traffic lights on the Madams Bank Road on Wednesday night when the lights were set on fire by a number of youths.
Councillor Hassan said
A number of youths set fire to the traffic lights and caused problems for road users. This is the fourth time these lights have been set on fire in the last twelve months and many believe it is the same group who carried this out.
The traffic lights provide safety for pedestrians, particularly children who go to the local schools.
This is also a major road which services many housing developments and carries a high volume of traffic.
I would like to thank the intervention work carried out by community workers in preventing some young people from causing serious damage to the traffic lights and the subsequent problems this would have caused for road users.