Belfast Telegraph

Circus sparks outrage

Residents living near a former school site in Bangor plagued by anti-social behaviour have been left angered after a circus was set up there in the past few days.

The ground where Gransha High School once stood has become a headache for locals who claim the ground is now being used excessively by drinkers and motorbike scramblers.

One resident who contacted the Community Telegraph described the recent arrival of a circus as “beyond belief”.

“We have had problems here in the past and this just piles on the misery,” said the resident who didn’t wish to be identified.

“Here we now have a full circus which backs on to a residential area. The noise from it is very loud and is ongoing 24/7. I contacted the police to see what what was going on immediately.

“They informed me that this was indeed a circus. It’s beyond belief that we have to put up with this, after everything that has gone on here previously.”

North Down Borough Council received an application for an entertainment licence for the circus on June 17, which went before Tuesday’s (July 27) council meeting for approval.

A council spokesman said: “Council does not anticipate serious disruption to local residents in terms of noise pollution from the circus.”

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