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Residents of Talbot Green meeting with Mayor of Wexford Cllr Leonard Kelly, Cllr Davy Hynes, Cllr Tom Forde and Cllr George Lawlor

Residents of Talbot Green meeting with Mayor of Wexford Cllr Leonard Kelly, Cllr Davy Hynes, Cllr Tom Forde and Cllr George Lawlor

The lane linking Green Street and Talbot Green

The lane linking Green Street and Talbot Green

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Residents of Talbot Green meeting with Mayor of Wexford Cllr Leonard Kelly, Cllr Davy Hynes, Cllr Tom Forde and Cllr George Lawlor

Once again, major concerns have been raised over anti-social behaviour in a laneway linking Green Street with Talbot Green after a man was reportedly found passed out with a needle hanging from his arm in broad daylight just yards from a Primary School.

The residents of Talbot Green have been rallying together in recent times in a bid to tackle the issues that have plagued the area once and for all, however, they find themselves continuously dejected as they regularly discover syringes and drugs paraphernalia in an area which children and elderly people pass through on a daily basis.

The situation improved slightly last year with the temporary installation of CCTV cameras by Wexford County Council. A number of community clean-ups were organised by local residents and a family fun day on the green last summer served to strengthen the bonds of the local community. However, their resolve is now being tested as things seem to have taken a turn for the worst once again, since the temporary CCTV cameras were removed.