Ballymun Is Embracing A Safer Community

On Monday 20th October, 2014 at 7pm the Lord Mayor, Christy Burke, will officially launch Safer Ballymun Week 2014 in the Council Chamber, First Floor, Ballymun Civic Centre, Main Street. As part of the launch, the Lord Mayor will be making a presentation to the winning team from the 5 a side soccer night leagues and announcing the winner of the safety poster competition for second class students in the local Ballymun schools.
Safer Ballymun Week will take place from Monday 20th to Friday 24th October 2014. It is a programme of events and activities which focus on many aspects of community safety including self defence classes, child protection training and senior citizen safety talks.  There are also Drug Taskforce Seminars, Halloween safety talks in the local schools, organised games in the parks and an Open Day in Ballymun Garda Station.  For a full programme see http://bit.ly/1DeYEUS or find it on facebook.
Speaking at the launch the Lord Mayor said, “I am delighted to launch this year’s Safer Ballymun Week.  It is a practical approach in tackling anti-social behaviour and community safety issues in this area.  I would like to commend Dublin City Council, the Garda and the local people for their tireless effort and commitment to this initiative.”
Safer Ballymun was established in 2005 and it is an action based, problem-solving partnership between An Garda Síochána, Dublin City Council and the local community. It is focused on making Ballymun a safer, cleaner, greener place in which to live, work and visit. Safer Ballymun convenes an independently facilitated public meeting every six weeks where representatives from these agencies meet with local residents to discuss issues of concern to them.
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For Further Information please contact:
Dublin City Council Media Relations Office T. (01) 222 2170, M. 087 740 0277.
Or
Leona Fynes,  Safer Ballymun Coordinator, T: (01) 2225702,
E: leona.fynes@dublincity.ie


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Notes To The Editor
The Ballymun Night Leagues is a five a side soccer league for youths aged 18 and over, which is run by the FAI in conjunction with the Garda.

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