Call for multi-agency approach to “end drugs scourge”

Posted by
info@newrytimes.com
Thursday, January 31st, 2019
Community

Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon has called for a community and multi-agency led approach to ending the scourge of drugs in Jonesborough, Co Armagh.

She was speaking after addressing a community vigil organised by ‘Jonesborough says no to drugs’.

 

 

The Newry/Armagh MLA said, “Right across the country drugs are ruining lives, tearing families apart and running communities into the ground.

“Over recent years, this area of Jonesborough has also felt the heartbreak and pain associated with illegal substances.

“It’s vital that all agencies and the community work collectively to end the scourge of drugs from our area.

 

 

“Schools and parents must also be supported to continue to educate children on the dangers and consequences of drugs,” she added.

Cllr Mickey Larkin stated, “Sinn Féin has been in contact with the relevant agencies including the Housing Executive, CRJI and youth workers in an attempt to establish a collective approach to dealing with this issue.

 

 

“Anyone with information on drug dealing should contact the PSNI which has a responsibility to tackle this type of activity to remove drugs from our streets and Sinn Féin will continue to hold the PSNI and other relevant statutory bodies to account.

“This is about protecting our children’s futures, it’s about having pride in where we are from and it’s about taking back our proud community,” he added.

 

 

Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed

-->

This website does not share personal information with third parties nor do we store any information about your visit other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies. You can turn off the use of cookies at anytime by changing your specific browser settings.

We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission. This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on 16/01/2017. If you have any questions feel free to contact Newry Times by emailing editor@newrytimes.com

Log in