Hopes CCTV will have a deterrent effect on lingering problems at Linn Glen de Larne
Residents living in front of the valley in the Antiville area reported throwing stones and eggs and stones were found in gardens.
Incidents of anti-social behavior resulting in damages worth £ 3,500 include broken paving stones that were thrown into neighbors’ gardens.
Counselors reported that teens in the 12 to 16 age group and groups of 20 to 30 teens were gathering in the valley with reports of eggs and stones being thrown.
Elected officials also said that drinks were distributed through the windows of cars and that parents dropped teenagers there with alcohol to drink.
The issues were highlighted at last week’s meeting of the Mid and East Antrim Borough Council Direct Services Committee.
East Antrim DUP MPP Gordon Lyons met with residents, PSNI and city council officials in Linn Glen on Friday.
“I am happy to report that the council will remove the viewpoint at the top of the valley and plant the area to prevent access. The Council is also exploring options in terms of improved lighting and video surveillance at the upper and lower entrances. “
Also commenting online, Antiville Partnership said, “Lighting and CCTV will be fantastic additions to the region. We have mentioned this in the past because it will work as a great deterrent in the area, so let’s hope it gets the green light and hope it reduces anti-social behavior and intentional criminal harm to innocent residents and bystanders. . “
A PSNI spokesperson recently said, “Officers will continue to provide a visible police presence in the Linn Road area and the police will ask anyone who witnesses anti-social behavior to contact them on non-emergency number 101.”
Michelle Weir, local democracy journalist
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