Moray MP Douglas Ross has raised his concerns about the safety and peace of mind of the residents of Broom of Moy who have contacted him after being subjected to ongoing Anti-Social Behaviour which has been exacerbated with this week’s hot weather.
Douglas Ross said:
“The problems of Anti-social Behaviour in and around the Broom of Moy area have been an ongoing problem each summer. With this week’s hot weather, large numbers of young people have gathered in the area of the bailey bridge beside the River Findhorn, where they enjoy the summer weather, but a minority are spoiling it for others.
“This year is sadly no different from others, and I’ve been contacted by concerned residents who have reported underage drinking, low level crime and general Anti-social Behaviour.
“On Thursday night, the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service were called out twice to this area to extinguish gorse that was deliberately set on fire and which caused concern to nearby residents.
“No one wants to stop our young people having fun, but if a minority spoil it for others, then enforcement action needs to be taken. I am appealing to those involved to act responsibly and to respect the area they are in for the benefit of the community.
“I have contacted the local Police Area Commander asking him again to step in and work with the Moray Council Anti-social Behaviour Team to try and find a lasting solution to this issue that will be suitable for all concerned”.