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Demands for long term solution at well-known anti-social meeting place in Lurgan

There are demands for a long-term solution to a well-known anti-social meeting place in Lurgan.

Concerns continue to grow over the illegal dumping on the ground adjacent to North Street car park.

And SDLP representative Ciaran Toman has called on more than just a quick fix to the problem.

“I have requested that the council investigate and remove the rubbish and I hope prosecutions will follow. However, a longer term solution must be found,” commented Mr Toman.

“Despite the efforts of an interagency forum attempting to deal with the illegal dumping and anti-social behaviour on the site in 2017, no resolution has yet been found.

“Therefore,” he added, “I have written to the various landowners asking for their help in securing the site to eradicate crowds of youths congregating on the grounds and illegal dumping.”

SDLP councillor and Chair of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon PCSP, Joe Nelson added: “I will be raising this matter again with the PCSP to ask for greater resources to be targeted at the increasing level of anti-social behaviour in this area.

“Young people are putting themselves and others at risk and this cannot be allowed to continue.”

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