Residents living close to Bull Park have contacted the ‘Journal’ after broken glass and litter covered the park on Wednesday morning, “on the first day of the school holidays.”
A local resident, Dan Bryce, who uses Bull Park regularly was ‘shocked’ at the state it was in.
Speaking to the ‘Journal’ he said, “I have two young children and we’re in Bull park most days. But when I went past on Wednesday morning it was clear we wouldn’t be able to use it.
“It was in a shocking state, with glass and rubbish everywhere. It appears that the older children are congregating there in the evenings.
“I was over in St Columb’s Park on Tuesday and there were a number of police on bikes as well as the usual park rangers.
“It’s great to see such energy going into combat anti-social behaviour, but it needs to happen at Bull Park too.
“It’s even more important now that Brooke Park is closed for renovation, as the children use it more often.”
Dan was also keen to see more local input regarding the park.
“Bull Park is in the middle of the Triax area and I think it would be really useful if there was some consultation and engagement with local people. Investment in the local area is definitely needed.”
Sinn Fein Councillor Colly Kelly said, “I was in contact with Council, PSNI, CRJ and Triax regardingBull Park and we have been meeting since April specifically on this area as there has been anti socialbehaviour and drinking activity on a regular basis.
“Countless interactions with local residents to try and address these issues under the radar are now coming to the fore as we are coming into the summer holidays.”