MP, Ann Keen met with constituents on Friday 18th June in their
battle against a sculpture in the new Ferry Quays development in
of the new development had expressed opposition to the statue on
artistic grounds. However they are now concerned that young people
are using the statue as a meeting place.. Cigarette butts and empty
bottles of alcoholic drinks have been found there.
am very concerned at the way in which the sculpture is being used
as a shield by young people committing anti-social behaviour. There
was no consultation with local residents when planning the piece
of art and there are now very serious health and safety concerns.
offer my full support to the residents on this issue and will be
meeting with the key groups involved to resolve the problem in the
coming weeks. "