Dirty den in the Glen: rubbish dumped illegally at gathering site to be removed

Colr. Mickey Cooper pictured at the site.
Colr. Mickey Cooper pictured at the site.

Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Cooper has welcomed the news that a den in the Glen which is being used as a gathering point is to be removed and rubbish illegal dumped in the area cleared.

Councillor Cooper said: “I had received a number of complaints about this ‘den,’ which was being used by young people to gather. It was a makeshift tent constructed amongst trees close to the burn at the bottom of the Glen Road.

“When I visited the scene to see for myself what was going on I was also shocked to see the large amount of rubbish illegally dumped there.

I have been liaising with the Glen Development Initiative and police to arrange funding to be made available for Teamworks to clear the site in the coming weeks. This bid has been successful and the work will, hopefully, remove some of the problems being encountered in the area due to underage drinking.

“It comes at the same time as the gating of a mews lane at Lower Nassau Street which I arranged funding for to remove anti-social behaviour from the area.”