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Plans promised to tackle anti social behaviour fears at Longford Square

Aug 2, 2022 17:08 By Shannonside News
Plans promised to tackle anti social behaviour fears at Longford Square Plans promised to tackle anti social behaviour fears at Longford Square
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Local's have highlighted their concerns over the behaviour at the square once it reopens following rejuvenation works.

A new policing focus will be put in place to tackle anti social behaviour on the town's Market Square once regeneration works are complete.

That's according to local Councillor Gerry Warnock who says the local authority has received assurances from Gardaí regarding previous criminal incidents on the town square.

The amenity is currently undergoing significant rejuvenation works as part of the Longford Connects Programme.

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The Project will focus on creating a better connection between Grafton Court and the Market Square and involves the installation of new footpaths, lighting and signage, as well as street furniture and landscaping.

The project has proven contentious over the last number of weeks, with some residents citing concerns that the square will become a centre for anti social behaviour following a range of incidents recorded over the last number of years.

However Councillor Warnock has confirmed that Longford Gardaí will be targeting the square and the wider area with a new focus:

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We have a commitment from our community policing unit, from our superintendent that they will not be found wanting in terms of policing not only the Market Square but policing the town centre in general.

We've also lately employed a new community warden through Longford County Council.

Our Community Warden Mick is engaging very closely with community Gardaí on this issue as well as other issues such as off street dumping and littering

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