Moves underway to help counteract boy racers gathering in Lower Strand Rd

Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Cooper has said that moves are underway to help counteract the problems of boy racers gathering in a car park on the Lower Strand Road.

Councillor Mickey Cooper said “I have been speaking to the general manager of Home Bargains in relation to the boy racers gathering in their car park on the Strand Road and the resulting noise pollution issues.

“He has advised me that they now have in operation 24 hour camera coverage of the car park from a central security office.

“I  have suggested that the office works in conjunction with  elected representatives and local residents  so that if the cars are seen gathering we can let them know in real time, so that either the wardens or police (depending on the number of cars that are gathering) can respond quickly and move them on.

“Hopefully this will give us a short-term solution and if it persists Home Bargains has committed to looking at a new barrier  on site.