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68% of Harelawn Residents concerned about Anti-Social Behaviour- Eoin O'Broin

25 May, 2015 - by Eoin O'Broin


Sinn Féin Clondalkin Councillor Eoin Ó Broin has called on both South Dublin County Council and the Gardaí ‘to do more to tackle the problem of anti-social behaviour in Harelawn estate’

. The call comes following a Sinn Féin community safety survey in the estate finds that almost 70% of residents are concerned with anti-social behaviour and a number of high profile incidents involving joyriding and stolen cars.

Cllr Ó Broin said:

‘Last month Sinn Féin conducted a door to door survey on community safety issues in Harelawn following contact from local residents concerned with anti-social behaviour issues the estate.

‘77 households completed the survey giving a response rate of 30%. They key findings included:

·         4% said more Council cleaning

‘Sinn Féin will be seeking to meet with the local Gardaí and Council estate management staff in the coming weeks to discuss the findings of the survey. We will also be urging both the Council and the Gardaí to do more to reduce anti-social behaviour in Harelawn.’

The full findings of the survey are below.

Harelawn Community Safety Survey – April 2015

Sinn Féin conducted a door to door community safety survey in Harelawn in April. The survey was completed by 77 of the 250 houses in Harelawn giving a response rate of 30%. The findings of the survey are below.

1.       Are you concerned about anti-social behaviour in your estate?

·         52 respondents said Yes – 68%

·         25 respondents said no – 32%

 

2.       In the last three months has anti-social behaviour got

·         Better – 7 respondents – 9%

·         Worse – 27 respondents – 35%

·         The Same – 38 respondents – 49%

 

3.       What kind of anti-social behaviour is taking place in your estate?

·         Joyriding/Stolen cars – 36 respondents – 47%

·         Gangs – 19 respondents – 25%

·         Scramblers/Quads – 12 respondents – 16%

·         Drug dealing – 6 respondents – 8%

·         Graffiti & Smashing bottles – 3 respondents each – 4%

·         Robberies, stone throwing, horses, attacks on cars, attacks on children, attacks on older people and migrants, double parking at entrance to estate – 1 respondent each

     When is this anti-social behaviour taking place?

 Evenings/Night – 27 respondents – 35%

·         Weekends – 16 respondents – 20%

·         Different times – 9 respondents – 12%

·         All the time – 5 respondents – 6%

·         Day time – 5 respondents – 6%

·         When kids of school – 2 respondents – 3%

 

5.       Have you contacted the Council or the Gardaí?

·         8 respondents had contacted the Council – 10%

·         16 respondents had contacted the Gardaí – 20%

 

6.       How would you rate their response?

·         0 respondents said the response was Good

·         4 respondents said the response was OK – 5%

·         13 respondents said the response was bad – 17%

 

        What action would you like to thee the Council and/or Gardaí take to address this problem?

·         20 respondents said more Gardaí – 26%

·         7 respondents said a playground – 9%

·         4 respondents said more Council cleaning – 5%

·         2 respondents said railings on the low green walls – 3%

·         1 respondent called for CCTV and another for an education initiative

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