‘Multi agency meeting hugely successful’ – McCreesh

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Monday, June 25th, 2012
Sinn Féin councillor Jimmy McCreesh has praised statutory agencies and residents who attended a public meeting held in Lir Community House, Dungormley, Newtownhamilton last Wednesday. The meeting, which was convened and chaired by Councillor McCreesh, was in response to illicit dumping, anti social behaviour and speeding in the area. Speaking to Newry Times, Councillor McCreesh explained, “I called for this meeting, which was facilitated by Newry and Mourne council officials, in response to many requests from constituents regarding the issues of speeding through Dungormley, rubbish dumping and anti social behaviour. Representatives from the Housing Executive, Environmental Health, Newry Council’s Tech Leisure officials and other Fews area councillors also participated along with about 25 local residents which was a fantastic turn out.” “As a result of this meeting,” the councillor continued, “the Housing Executive agreed to maintain or replace fencing in the area and to look at the tenancy agreements of residents who have been accused of anti social behaviour. We also discussed communications between the Council and residents regarding bin collections and disruptions to services and they have undertaken to try to improve their correspondence with residents. A very pressing problem in Dungormley – that of speeding – was also discussed. Unfortunately Roads Service officials could not attend this meeting but they will be invited to the follow up meeting in 6 weeks time.” He added, “I hope that as many residents as possible will continue to attend these meetings and I am delighted that as a result of this meeting a Resident’s Association is being set up.  I look forward to working with constituents on all these issues in the future.”
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