Park disorder in Mossend needs tackled says concerned local councillor

Rising levels of problem conduct by youngsters at Hope Street Adventure Park urgently needs addressed – as it is making the green space in Mossend into a no-go area.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 11:10 am
Updated Thursday, 15th April 2021, 9:59 am

The matter has been brought to the attention of local Labour Councillor Frank McNally who was instrumental in having the park set up for community use -along with the parents councils of both Mossend and Holy Family Primary whose complaints have made front page news in this week’s edition.

Councillor McNally said: “Hope Street Adventure Park is a tremendous local resource that is much-loved and well-used by families in Mossend.

“A great deal of time and effort went into to securing the park, and with the new Holy Family nursery now open, this area of Mossend has been transformed in recent years. It is an absolute disgrace that a minority are engaging in anti-social behaviour, continually dropping litter and vandalising the equipment, often staying in the park late into the night.

“As a result of the escalating problems in the park and surrounding area, discussions have taken place with the council and Police Scotland about CCTV and other measures. Community litter picking is also being arranged.”

Police have also issued Lanarkshire-wide warnings in recent weeks amidst claims that the area’s larger parks too are being abused by young revellers who are indulging in underage drinking, leaving bottles and flouting lockdown in sizeable numbers