A SENIOR Conservative councillor told the council last night (Thursday) that leaving parks open was proving to be a false economy.
Homesteads councillor, Sue MacPherson presented a petition signed by a hundred residents after numerous complaints of anti-social behaviour in Balstonia Park.
Cllr McPherson said: “Since the parks have been left open we have seen an incremental rise in anti-social behaviour in the park.
“It is becoming a no-go area for the families and young children in the area.
“We really feel that the council should think again. With the costs of cleaning and sweeping up, this is nothing more than a false economy.”