Vigilance needed against illegal raves


The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) is urging farmers and landowners in the country to remain vigilant to combat the threat of raves being organised on their land.

The warning from the CLA comes after the discovery of three raves by police, including one in Martin, over the last three weeks.

The CLA is advising members to reduce the risk of any illegal activity occuring in empty and remote buildings by ensuring they are secure and regularly monitored; that access to land is restricted wherever possible by the use of locked gates; any unsual activity around buildings is reported to the police; and to ensure that employees are made aware of the need to report any unusual activity.

Regional Director Nicola Currie said: “Illegal raves and the resulting anti-social behaviour cause a great deal of disruption to local communities.

“These illegal gatherings can create unnecessary problems for landowners, who could fall victim to considerable clean-up costs and expensive repairs to out buildings.”