RESIDENTS on Harbour View Rd in Knocknaheeny, particularly elderly people, have told local councillors they are afraid in their homes following a number of incidents in recent months.
Speaking to The Echo, Sinn Féin councillor Mick Nugent said a number of residents on Harbour View Rd, whose homes back onto St Mary’s Primary Care Centre, have contacted him with concerns for their safety after youths have trespassed on their property.
“Myself and Cllr Kenneth Collins will be raising the issue of Harbour View Rd community safety with the city council after receiving a number of complaints from residents,” Mr Nugent said.
“Youths are hopping over walls as a shortcut, but there have also been a number of thefts from garden sheds, and a stolen car.
“There are a lot of elderly residents in the area who are particularly fearful. The issue has been flagged with local gardaí, but I will raise it with the city council to see what can be done.
“I would like to see increased patrolling of the health campus and the city council should liaise with the HSE to try and implement this.”
Last week, Mr Nugent returned to the city council, filling the seat vacated by Thomas Gould after he was elected to the Dáil. Mr Nugent said he was “delighted to be back on Cork City Council” and had stayed in contact with residents after losing his seat in the local elections.
He said the issue on Harbour View Rd is an ongoing one which needs to be addressed.