Wording on Police Notice misrepresents area

29 04 2012

Commenting on the wording on a Police notice issued with regard to a “Street Brief” session held on Friday Night (27th April 2012), Ballycastle SDLP Councillor Dónal Cunningham expressed the feelings of many of the residents of Caman Park and Caman Drive who feel that their area has been misrepresented and wrongly labelled.
The notice read as follows –
RESIDENTS of the Caman Park/Drive area of Ballycastle are invited to come along to raise any concerns in relation to anti-social behaviour issues in their neighbourhood

“I have no difficulty with the concept and rationale of the ‘Partnership and Community Together Streetbrief’ , I feel properly conducted it can be an important tool which can be used to give the community the chance to tell their local policing team, Council and other partner agencies about the issues causing concern within their neighbourhood.The community can set the priorities, which they want addressed.

All of the benefits of the “Street Brief” could have been achieved without the misrepresentation of Caman Park/Drive as an area with a problem with “anti – social behaviour”.