Glen Park may have to close early

A Derry play park may have to close early at weekends because of youths setting off fireworks.

Sinn Féin Councillor, Mickey Cooper, said he has been inundated with complaints that large groups of youths were setting off fireworks and has called for a review of opening times of Glen park after being

There have been a number of anti social complaints in relation to the park.

Councillor Cooper added: “I was contacted by a number of residents with complaints that large groups of youths were congregating at the park. There is a lot of fear and concern in the local community particularly as residents told me at times the groups of teenagers can be big and with big groups there is noise, fear and add to that letting of fireworks can be quite intimidating .

“There isn’t going to be an easy answer to resolve this, my party colleague Kevin Campbell had similar problems with fireworks being let off in a park in Creggan last week.

Over the weekend I have been in touch with the community wardens, PSNI and residents who contacted me. I have suggested that it would be a good idea to get this park closed early over the weekend.”