Security call in Dungiven after vandals trash park

Jimmy Mc Arthur, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Technical Services with Colr. Sean McGlinchey.

Jimmy Mc Arthur, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Technical Services with Colr. Sean McGlinchey.

A Sinn Féin councillor is calling for security measures at an environmental park situated close to Dungiven Castle.

Councillor Sean McGlinchey said he would be asking Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council to appoint a warden after recent vandalism at the Environmental Park in Dungiven.

Speaking after vandals trashed furniture, a pond and wall at the park last weekend, he said: “This is wanton vandalism and, unfortunately, it tends to re-occur every time we have a spell of good weather.

“I will be calling on the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council to appoint a warden to help prevent this sort of happening, and to also maintain this much neglected but, nevertheless, well used facility which, after all, is the Council’s responsibility.

“I would also appeal for volunteers to carry out a tidy up of the park area on Saturday 11th June at 10am. All equipment will be provided.”