Sinn Fein praises Crossmaglen residents for community meeting attendance

Declan McAteer Posted by
declan@newrytimes.com
Friday, February 3rd, 2012
Community

Local Sinn Féin councillor Terry Hearty has praised local residents from Crossmaglen and the surrounding areas for their continued attendance at 3 monthly community meetings.

Councillor Hearty said, “These meetings are very important as they give members of the community the opportunity to meet with representatives from state agencies such as the PSNI and Housing Executive.

“During the course of the most recent meeting which took place last Wednesday 1st February, the PSNI made people aware that since the last meeting they had successfully intercepted a vehicle containing a quantity of drugs. This intervention led to the subsequent arrest of the vehicle’s two occupants.

He continued, “This type of policing is to be welcomed as it has taken drugs and drug pushers off our local streets and sends a message to ruthless drug pushers that they will not be tolerated in our community.”

During the course of the meeting an update on local issues was provided by the Housing Executive who were praised for their recent activities and also a presentation on Neighbourhood Watch schemes which have proven successful in other areas.

Councillor Hearty concluded saying, “I know that there are still ongoing traffic issues in the area and particularly around the Square at night and I have received assurances from the police that they will continue to monitor the situation and bring this behaviour to an end where possible.”


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