in-cyprus Engomi residents want action to curb noise caused by clubs

Engomi residents want action to curb noise caused by clubs

A shooting incident outside Nicosia’s ‘discotheque’ area in Engomi last weekend has only confirmed the worst fears of residents who have been calling for urgent action to tackle unruly behaviour and noise pollution from the operation of numerous night clubs, particularly on Andrea Zakou, Michael Paridis, Stasinou and Byzantiou streets, philenews reported on Monday. 

They say they cannot keep their windows open because of the loud music from the clubs as well as the disruption caused by the clubs’ clientele and their cars in the early hours of the morning. The situation is even worse on weekends.

Noise pollution has been a long-standing source of tension between night club owners and residents.

A recent altercation outside a club at around 3 am ended up in shooting and the injury of two people, one critical.  Police who rushed to the scene launched a manhunt to locate and arrest the perpetrators.

Residents say the incident could have been avoided if the competent authorities had intervened at regular intervals and prevent the situation from spiralling out of control.

Nicosia police say responsibility rests with Engomi and Strovolos municipalities which issue licences for discos and clubs.

Engomi Mayor Zacharias Kyriakou acknowledged that the situation is unacceptable, but said he was unable to intervene. Kyriakou said that the municipality’s responsibilities are limited to licensing the centres and it does not have the authority to intervene to curb noise pollution or deal with unruly behaviour, and like residents, is restricted to calling in the police.

Source: Philenews

Top Stories

Where to get antigen rapid tests during period 28-31 January

The Health Ministry announced the following antigen rapid test sites during the period 28-31 January 2021: LIMASSOL Church of Agios Ioannis Eleimon, Limassol 08:30-18:30 Cultural Center Mesa...

Israel, Denmark to vaccinate all athletes for Tokyo Olympic Games

Several countries, including Israel and Denmark, said on Wednesday they would vaccinate their athletes and staff against COVID-19 ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, amid...

UK AstraZeneca vaccine plant partially evacuated over suspect package

A factory in Wales that produces AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine was partially evacuated on Wednesday after it received a suspicious package and police said a...

43-year-old arrested for speeding

Members of the Police arrested this morning a 43-year-old man who was seen speeding at the Nicosia-Larnaca road near Koshi village. The man was stopped...

Informal meeting on Cyprus scheduled for first week of March,

The informal 5+1 meeting on the Cyprus problem is scheduled to take place during the first week of March, most probably at Greentree in...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...