Barrier to be erected in Lisnagelvin to curb anti-social behaviour

Derry City Council is to partially fence off playing fields in the city to prevent fighting and anti-social behaviour.

The Council agreed to lodge a planning application for the barrier at a meeting yesterday.

The move comes as steps are being taken to bring down so called ‘peace walls' in other interface areas throughout Northern Ireland.

It’s expected that the 170-metre long fence at the playing fields at Lisnagelvin in Derry will be erected as soon as possible.

SDLP councillor Martin Reilly said the fence would prevent young people gathering and make people "feel safe":