Good turn out to Blarney Joint Policing Forum

There was a good turn out to PF FullSizeRender last month including Superintendant Colm O’Sullivan, Blarney Sergeant Aidan O’Connell, Sergeant Tony Davis Crime Prevention Officer and Cllr Bob Ryan. Chairman Damian Boylan welcomed those in attendance, and thanked former Chairman John Henchion for his commitment. Matters arising from the previous forum and still live include the lack of a bus stop outside Tim’s shop, overhanging trees on Waterloo Road, the large conifers on the county council land on the Waterloo Road and the bypass were brought up as a safety concern, the footpath on Station Road, speed on Killowen road and in Kerry Pike from the Monument to Mangans Hill, flooding (pooling) at Forest Lodge and the entrance to the Business Park, signage by the turn off to Tweedmount, the dangerous slope around the Opticians on Sunberry and a crossing from Osbornes Butchers across to the other side. Sergeant Tony Davis Crime Prevention Officer spoke about the recent epidemic of burglaries and cautioned people to look after their own homes, and to keep an eye out for vulnerable neighbours. Theft from cars, both at car parks and at home, are increasing so do not leave valuables on show in your car, and lock your car in your drive. Intimidation of people into buying or using services at the door is also of concern, again this tends to impact on more vulnerable people. If anyone calls to your home, or that of a neighbour, that you have concerns about, than please take a note of a car registration number or any other details and ring Anglesea Street Garda Station IMMEDIATELY on 021 4522000 Matters arising from the floor included speed on Faggot Hill (Clogheen), Healy’s Bridge and Killowen. Pot holes in Killowen and at the base of Faggot Hill were of concern, as was the recent anti social behaviour in the village and in Woodfield, Station Road. The progress of CCTV for the village was enquired about, and those in attendance were told this was a work in progress.

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