More security at Town Park
complained about rowdy teenagers making their lives ‘unbearable’.
Louisa Jones, who lives opposite the park, wrote an open letter to St Helier Constable Simon Crowcroft that the area has become a ‘mecca for anti-social teenagers’.
Mrs Jones said young people were gathering nightly in the park and staying for hours – sometimes as late as 4 am.
A meeting of police, St Helier parish officials and representatives from Transport and Technical Services held this week agreed to implement tougher security at the park.
The new measures include hiring private security officers to patrol the park at night, wardens patrolling the area, and locking up facilities from 5 pm. The introduction of brighter street lighting and CCTV is also being considered.