Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Two residents at our ward surgery on Saturday flagged up an ongoing problem with motorbikes riding on open space around the ward.
Last year a dog was killed on Springfield Playing field by one hooligan on a motorbike. It could easily have been a child. The problem has re-surfaced here, and is causing real concern to local residents.
A similar problem exists on Rockwell Pastures at the southern end of the ward.
This is firmly a Police matter, and they have a special unit on motorbikes which can apprehend these characters and potentially confiscate the bikes. I have written to the local Police and asked that resources be targetted to clamp down on the problem again.