Lucy has today written to the Police, Fire Service and Urban Splash to ask them to meet her along with local Ancoats Councillors and residents to talk about safety at the New Islington Marina following a suspected arson attack which took place yesterday.
“I have been contacted by a number of residents at the marina who have been concerned about crime and anti-social behaviour in the area for some time. This is a real shame given that the area is a great and peaceful area to live in.”
“I have already had conversations with the Police and Urban Splash about these issues but the very serious incident which took place yesterday is a clear escalation of those concerns.”
“The local Councillors and I are calling for an urgent meeting to take place to address these problems with all of the agencies involved to get round the table and talk about what needs to be done to allow residents to feel safe.”
“I have invited representatives from the Police, Fire Service and Urban Splash to meet with myself, local Councillors and the residents and I hope that this meeting will take place as soon as possible.”