‘Cars racing’ through Portglenone slammed by councillor

The sculpture in Portglenone may depict a piper and an Irish dancer but a councillor says the sound of revving engines and fireworks in the town is not music to the ears of residents.

CARS racing through Portglenone and fireworks being set off have led to several complaints in the town, a councillor says.

Bannside Sinn Féin councillor Ian Friary is calling for anti-social behaviour to stop.

The councillor says he has received many complaints this week about the “scourge of car racing and the setting off of fireworks in Portglenone”.

Cllr Ian Friary

 

Councillor Friary said “I have had a high number of calls this week about the nightly car racing and fireworks in the town that are causing huge distress and concern to residents.

“The setting off of fireworks is disruptive and noisy often late at night and I would appeal to those doing it to think of their neighbours, the elderly and the vulnerable.

“Those racing are behaving recklessly and not only endangering their own life but the lives of other road users.

“There is also the noise that it makes, which is extremely disturbing, is creating fear and preventing sleep.

“I have contacted the PSNI to take a more pro-active approach to this as the people of Portglenone have the right to feel safe in their own homes and town.

“And I would say to those involved, this anti-social behaviour has to stop before someone gets seriously hurt or worse.”

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