Vandalism at Poppintree Sports Centre

The vast majority of the anti-social behaviour is happening around the area of the playground late at night and at the weekends. The playground is an open access area and it is very difficult to protect and secure. While there are security cameras in place they do not cover all the playground area. The main building suffered some damage from vandalism when it opened first but has not been affected in recent months. The staff in the building have whitewashed the graffiti on a number of occasions and will continue to do so as required. We are in regular contact with the Community Gardai and the local residents regarding the anti-social behaviour. The playground area is cleaned every morning and we will increase this cleaning regime if necessary.