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Calls for respect in Lockerbie park

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By Euan Maxwell
Lockerbie and Lochmaben
Calls for respect in Lockerbie park

A LOCKERBIE resident has called for youngsters to be more respectful to children and families visiting McJerrow park.

Lucie Dudgeon, an admin of the Facebook group Lend a hand Lockerbie, said reports had been received of teenagers “using bad language and being disrespectful to the park area and equipment”.

She added: “Could I kindly ask that this behaviour stops and some respect be shown for other members of the town using the park with their small children. This is not appropriate language or behaviour for the inclusive park which is a very important part of our town’s resources and took considerable time and effort to get in place along with equipment suitable for children with additional needs.

“If you are hanging around at the park please ensure that you tidy-up after yourselves and do not damage or misuse the equipment or display anti-social behaviour or language around others.”

Lucie asked any parents who think that their child could have been involved to “have a word with them about this”.

And she emphasised that the community wants the space to be used “by all ages and groups of residents”, adding: “While I empathise with the teenagers that have little here for them, to do this is not acceptable and it does not portray you or your peers in a kind light.”

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