Outside CCTV coverage of the public areas at the Enniskillen Ulsterbus Centre is in the pipeline, but in the light of recent reported attacks, allegedly by students and some older people on pupils, this facility has taken on a new dimension.
The mother of one of those reported as having been assaulted has complained that the existing CCTV cameras at the bus station produced poor images, thereby denying the police a chance to identify people who are misbehaving.
A spokeswoman for Translink told the 'Herald' that a replacement and enhancement of CCTV cameras was planned across the network.
"The programme is subject to an economic appraisal and to funding being granted, and I can confirm that Enniskillen is in the programme."
Meanwhile, Fermanagh District Council officers, including the Director of Environmental Services and Iain Kennedy, the Manager of the Lakeland Forum, are monitoring the unruly behaviour of pupils who gather in sizeable numbers at the Ulsterbus Centre and spill over into the Forum grounds.
A police spokesman confirmed that police officers attended an incident in the Forum grounds on Friday afternoon last following a phone-call from a member of the public.
"At around 5 o'clock, when they arrived there, there were a number of pupils squaring up to each other. But, we have no reports of any actual assaults," he added. "When the officers got there, they scattered."
Robert Gibson, the Director of Environmental Services with Fermanagh District Council, expressed alarm at the antics of pupils, and one or two older men, as reported in last week's 'Herald'.
"I am aware that, on Fridays especially, there is a large gathering of young people from time to time. They definitely come down to our grounds, so we will be monitoring the situation to make sure that everything is under control," he added.
Publication Fermanagh Herald Date November 01, 2006
All quiet yesterday at Enniskillen Ulsterbus depot. However, the PSNI is investigating two incidents last week in which two pupils were injured.