Commenting on the issue, Cllr Muir stated “Glenlyon Park can be found off the Church Road in Holywood and offers visitors the opportunity to watch wildlife and roam across eleven acres of parkland which incorporates the Twistle Burn River and a picnic area. The park is an ideal venue for short walks only a few minutes’ walk from Holywood Town Centre with ample car parking available on site for those who wish to travel from further afield.
This scenic park has, unfortunately, fallen into slight disrepair with some items vandalised whilst rubbish has also accumulated and steps sometimes slippy. Local people have contacted me concerned that the park seems to have been forgotten about whilst another resident has also reported that anti-social behaviour has been taking place in the car park after dusk.”
Continuing, Cllr Muir remarked “I have raised the anti-social behaviour concerns with local Police who have assured me that the park will receive due attention to address this emerging problem. Anyone who becomes aware of such activity should contact the Police without delay via 0845 600 8000.
I also raised my concerns in relation to the general state of the park at a recent Council Committee meeting with the Director of Amenities and Technical Services and will follow up the matter at the next Environmental and Amenities Committee meeting.”
Concluding, Cllr Muir stated “I am passionately committed to creating a clean and green borough with a wide range of leisure opportunities for all. Following success in relation to improvements at Seapark and Redburn Country Park I hope Glenlyon Park will be returned to its former glory as a valuable green wedge within the historic town of Holywood”.