Onsite meeting to discuss Gartan Square trouble

A meeting to help combat anti social activity in Derry’s Gartan Square took place on Friday.

The meeting which was hosted by Sinn Fein councillor Colly Kelly was attended by a large number of residents concerned about several anti-community incidents and a serious fire at the flats complex last week.

Speaking after the meeting, Colr. Kelly said the meeting was “positive and in problem solving mode.”

Councillor Kelly said: “It was important that this meeting took place. Residents are at their wits end with the incidents going on in and around their homes with the most serious being the fire there last week during which residents living on the top floor were lucky to escape from their homes. Residents raised their concerns and asked for whatever help there could be in resolving these issues to let them live in peace and quiet.

An on site meeting will take place today with all the agencies to see what measures can be put in place as speedily as possible to ease the concerns of the residents.