Cllr Francis Timmons recently attended a meeting in Citywest to discuss safety in wider Rathcoole area including Saggart and Newcastle “I attended a packed meeting in Citywest to discuss safety in the Rathcoole area that covers Newcastle and Saggart and it was apparent to me that there is a greater need to see visible Garda presence on the ground.” A petition has been started and the local Cllr. asked all local residents to sign it “I am asking all concerned resident to please sign the petition to increase Garda Manpower at Rathcoole Garda Station.” The petition will be sent to the District Garda Superintendent and the Minister for Justice. Cllr Timmons added “The areas of Rathcoole, Newcastle and Saggart have seen huge increases in population over the last few years and people need and want to feel safe in their homes and communities I also want to acknowledge the work the Guards do in our communities but I strongly feel they are under resourced in Manpower to fight the growing crime and in particular drug related crimes in our communities”
Cllr Timmons concluded “At the meeting residents were urged to ring 999 to report crimes and to report all crime so the correct stats would be available when looking for additional resources”.
See the petition online http://chng.it/YL77fKkCyt.