We have a great community in Balbriggan, new & old neighbours look out for each other, but for a community to work, we must make our voice heard.
It has been a concern of everyone at the lack of Gardai in the town & in North Fingal, which is born out in instances of anti-social behaviour which occur far too often.
The closure of Rush Garda Station by the last government & the closure of the Garda College by the previous Fianna Fail government has led to this deficit in policing across North Fingal.
Additional Gardai will of course have a role in dealing with this issue but there is a need for a multi-agency approach to this. I have raised with the Chief Executive of Fingal the need for a multi-agency approach to deal with this issue much like the current arrangements in place in respects to policing of our beaches during the summer months
This town has many great community, sporting & voluntary groups, all working hard behind the scenes, So no one should be allowed to damage that work. It is important that people make their voice heard that we demand more investment in Gardai & services for our youth, as well as the re-opening of Rush Garda Station. That opportunity will present itself next Wednesday.
On Wednesday the 26th of April at 7.30 in the Bracken Court Hotel, the Fingal Joint Policing Committee ( of which I am a member ) will be holding a public meeting where the people of Balbriggan & surrounding areas will be able to bring their concerns to Chief Superintendent Finbar O'Brien in respects to policing & criminality, as well as to the officials of Fingal County Council.
It is vital that people attend to get the message out that we in Balbriggan demand better investment in policing & services.
I hope that you can make it next Wednesday to make your voice heard!