Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Cooper has welcomed the news that the Council is to carry out a major clean up in the lower Glen Road area ahead of the removal of a “den” in the area which being used as a gathering point is removed.
Councillor Cooper said “I welcome confirmation from the Council that they will be carrying out a major clean of an area at the bottom of the Glen Road which is strewn in bottles and beer cans ahead of the removal of this drinking den.
Residents contacted me with complaints about this “Den” which was being used by young people to gather. It was a makeshift tent constructed amongst trees close to the burn at the bottom of the Glen Road. When I went to the scene to see for myself what was going on I was also shocked to see the large amount of rubbish illegally dumped there.
I have been liaising with the Glen Development Initiative and police to arrange funding to be made available for Teamworks to clear the site in the coming weeks. This bid has been successful and the work will hopefully remove some of the problems being encountered in the area due to underage drinking. It also comes at the same time as the gating of a mews lane at Lower Nassau Street which I arranged funding for to remove Anti Social Behaviour from the area”