Bradshaw: Needs of those living in the Holylands must be a priority

Paula Bradshaw, South Belfast Alliance MLA, has called in advance of the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the City for those people who do not live nor have any business in the Holylands areas to stay away over the weekend.

She added: “The needs of the settled community of the Holylands must take precedence over those people who believe the Holylands to be the desirable destination for their St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

“This year, there needs to be a zero tolerance approach to the perennial problems with criminal damage, on-street drinking, excessive noise and rude and aggressive behaviour from congregated youths in the Holylands, and the only way for this to happen is for all stakeholders to pro-actively monitor activity and deal with any negative behaviour, and for those who have no business being in the area to stay away.”

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