Ballyspillane deputation calls for urgent installation of CCTV in Killarney estate

Ballyspillane is a good place to live, with a good community, and the quality of life of residents should not be forgotten.

That’s according to Veronica Murphy, a member of the Ballyspillane Residents Association who was among a deputation received at the monthly meeting of Killarney Municipal District.

The deputation was seeking a commitment to install CCTV in the estate in an effort to curb anti-social behaviour and illegal dumping.

Chairperson of Ballyspillane Residents Association David Foran said there are 216 houses in the Killarney estate which is approaching its 40th anniversary in 2019.

A community survey carried out by Mary Immaculate College in Limerick found anti-social behaviour, litter, illegal dumping and cars blocking roadways to be of significant concern to residents.

The deputation sought a commitment CCTV would be installed, as a deterrent, before the Autumn.

Cllr Dónal Grady said CCTV in the estate was needed urgently and while things were improving there are still many problems.

Killarney MD manager Angela McAllen said a commitment had been made to install CCTV in Ballyspillane Estate and in Killarney town centre at the same time and she was confident funding would be coming on stream soon.

Chairperson of the residents association David Foran requested a further meeting with members in six months time to review progress on the matter.