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PSNI failing to tackle anti-social behaviour

1 September, 2008

Sinn Féin Councillor Domhnall O Cobhthaigh, who is Chairperson of the Fermanagh District Policing Partnership has re-iterated the call for a joined up approach to the problems of anti-social behaviour and accused the PSNI of failing local communities.

Cllr Domhnall O Cobhthaigh said:

"There needs to be a joined up approach to the problems of anti-social behaviour and on-street drinking.

"Our communities are being failed by the PSNI.

"We also need to engage with local off-licences, supermarkets and bars to look at the way the sell alcohol.

"We also need to work with agencies such as the Housing Executive to make our local estates safer by introducing measures such as the 'alley-gating' scheme which has been very successful elsewhere.

"There also needs to be more for our young people to do and we need to see more funding for community led initiatives that give our young people something worthwhile to do.

"But the real concern of many people across the county is that the PSNI are not effectively prioritising anti-social behaviour and are not yet working in genuine partnership with local communities.

"This is about how the PSNI allocate their resources and manpower. Sinn Fein will be raising this at the next DPP meeting where the targets for PSNI performance for the next 3 years will need to be agreed." ENDS

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