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A representative from the Workers Party in Newry has claimed that Carlingford Park residents are "Struggling to cope with sustained anti-social behaviour and vandalism." and has called on Newry, Mourne and Down Council to intervene.

Commenting on an area behind Carlingford Park, Dan Gebski said "This is a problem that has been going on for a number of years now and it is getting progressively worse"

"Youths and teenagers regularly congregate in the area behind the houses in Carlingford Park, an area that once provided a play park and a football pitch. Now it is a night time gathering point for young people and a scene of vandalism and anti-social behaviour"

Mr Gebski thinks the long term solution is to provide constructive outlets for local teenagers to allow them to express themselves without causing damage to the neighbourhood or placing residents in fear. "I'm calling on the young people who gather there to consider their neighbours and neighbourhood, to support the redevelopment of the park area and to desist from any further damage or disruption"

The Workers Party representative also added "I am calling on the council to address the immediate problems by, installing new lighting in the area, erecting improved fencing, securing the area after dark and bringing forward a refurbishment plan that will restore the park area to it's original condition.

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