RESIDENTS in Glanymor will have the opportunity to raise concerns about anti-social behaviour in seaside with the council, police and elected representatives at a public meeting this week.
From 5.30pm on Thursday (18th April), representatives from the relevant authorities and the local MP, AM and county councillors will be in the Selwyn Samuel Centre to hear from local residents about the recent problems in the seaside area and try to find some constructive solutions.
Cllr John Prosser, who represents Glanymor as a county councillor, said: “I promised residents I would arrange for residents to meet with the MP, AM, County Councillors, Town councillors, county council officers, the police and other interested parties to discuss the issues in seaside.
“We are already working with various groups within the Glanymor ward, and whilst there is no easy fix I believe we can improve the area if we all work together. The meeting is open to everyone in the Glanymor community, and I would encourage as many people as possible to join us on Thursday so that we can try to influence the decision-making process.”
Nia Griffith MP added: “Seaside is a very stable and close-knit community where residents take a real pride in their area. It is totally unacceptable that a handful of individuals should be allowed to make their neighbours lives a misery.
“I am calling on all the relevant authorities to use their powers to the full to stamp out anti-social behaviour. To that end, I welcome measures such as the imposition of an order on a particular property limiting the number of visitors, as a way to help restore respect for the neighbours.
“But we need sustained efforts to drive home the message that we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour in Seaside, and to make sure that all residents can enjoy their lives in peace and quiet.”
Lee Waters AM added: “Anti-social behaviour from a small minority of people can have a devastating effect on our communities. And there is no simple solution.
“Nia Griffith and I, along with County Councillors John Prosser and Louvain Roberts, have been meeting regularly with residents, council officers and the police to tackle this issue, and we’re holding a public meeting to give everyone the opportunity to raise their concerns.”