Still no barriers for notorious Holyhill carpark

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The Holyhill car park in Enniskillen

AFTER almost two months since it was announced barriers would be placed at the entrance to Holyhill car park no work has yet been started.

At the March meeting of Fermanagh District Council it was announced that a barrier would be erected at the entrance to the Holyhill Car Park,  a notorious hotspot for anti-social behaviour.


In a bid to defuse mounting tension in the area over night-time engine revving it was agreed the barrier would close off the Holyhill carpark in the evenings, preventing young people from using it as their personal racing track.
The decision came after local residents over a two year period complained about how for the last six years they have been plagued by late-night noise pollution.

The campaign from the residents resulted in the decision being taken at the March meeting, but as yet no building work has commenced and cars can still drive freely into the park at any time, day or night.

Roads Service who were due to carry out the work a short time after the meeting in March confirmed that as yet nothing has been done at the car park and revealed a further meeting will take place regarding the contentious issue.

A DRD spokesman said: “A further meeting of the multi-agency grouping will take place on 12 May 2014 at Enniskillen PSNI station.”

This meeting is being organised by the PSNI and will have representatives from the council, police and Roads Service.

A Fermanagh District Council spokesman added:

“Fermanagh District Council is committed to working in partnership with DRD and the PSNI to resolve the issue of anti-social behaviour at Holyhill car park through the provision and operation of barriers at the car park entrances.


“The barriers will be in place as soon as is practicably possible; however it should be noted that a formal process, required by the agencies, needs to be undertaken before the barriers can be installed.

“This process may take some time.”

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