Twenty-four anti-social complaints per month on average in Clondalkin
By Maurice Garvey
AN average of 24 anti-social complaints per month have been reported to South Dublin County Council this year for the Clondalkin area.
The latest anti-social quarterly statistics for 2016, show a total of 221 complaints reported to the council in the first nine months of the year, and 224 incidents were also reported during the same period.
Figures from the recent Clondalkin area meeting, show a significant spike in reports of drug activity and violence and intimidation during the period of April to June.
Up to 12 reports of drug activity were reported in April-June compared to none in January-February, and seven in July-September.
Violence and intimidation rose from one report in January-March to 20 in April-June, before dropping slightly to 11 incidents for July to September.
Squatters and illegal occupier cases rose from one and two cases in the first half of the year, to eight cases reported during July-September.
Noise disturbances were at a peak in April-June with 31 cases, whereas vandalism reports were at their peak in the first quarter, with 16 reports.
Up to 25 social housing surrenders have been obtained for the first nine months of the year, with 21 warnings also issued to tenants.
Three abandonment notices have been served for the area so far this year.