Anti-social behaviour forces Templemore to barrier car park

Fri, 07/06/2019 - 11:41 -- Editor

The car park at Templemore Sports Complex is set to close to the public outside of opening hours, Derry City and Strabane District Council have announced today.

Barriers are to be erected at the entrance to Templemore Sports Complex to ensure the car park is not accessible to the public outside of opening hours.

Members of the public and regular users of the popular sports facility are being urged not to use the car park outside of opening hours and to ensure their vehicles are removed at the end of each evening.

The decision was made in the interests of health and safety and to protect Council property and neighbouring properties following an increasing number of incidences of anti-social behaviour.

Management and staff at the centre are proactively informing clubs and members of the new arrangements and signage is being erected.

Customers are being advised that barriers will be in place during closing times on Monday to Friday from 10.15pm to 6.30am and on Saturday and Sunday from 6.15pm to 8.30am.

A spokesperson for Derry City and Strabane District Council thanked the public for their co-operation explaining that the new arrangements are in place with immediate effect and are in the interests of health and safety of everyone.