Burnfoot meeting set for Tuesday

Burnfoot Road
Burnfoot Road

A public meeting will be held in Burnfoot Community School on Tuesday night to discuss the estate’s antisocial youth problems.

The meeting was called earlier this month in a bid to thwart the rising tide of youth complaints

Police, social work, youth workers, social landlords as well as the three ward councillors, and the town’s MSPs and MP, will attend the meeting which is being held at 6.30pm.

Speaking this week, Councillor Watson McAteer said: “The Burnfoot public meeting will provide the ideal platform for Police Scotland and the other partners to describe what positive action they have taken in the wake of recent antisocial behaviour on the estate.

“With national and local elected representatives present, it will allow those most impacted to describe their ordeal and seek reassurance that their concerns are being taken seriously.”

Speaking for Burnfoot Community Council, chairman Michael Grieve said: “We need people to come along and tell us their story.

“I am hearing that there have been less calls reporting antisocial behaviour. But that does not mean there is less antisocial behaviour taking place when you consider people are reluctant to use the 101 number because of its unreliability.

“It is important that people pop along on Tuesday night to have their voices heard.

“This is a chance to have an open discussion which will be attended by agencies who have a stake in the estate and its residents. ”