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28/10/2021

‘We will catch you’ Ballymahon Tidy Towns group warns dumpers

Bags of cans: Approximately 1,000 cans along with household waste picked up on Ballymahon roads

‘We will catch you’ Ballymahon Tidy Towns group  warns dumpers

Cans strewn across a field near Ballymahon

Ballymahon Tidy Towns are at the top of their game this spring with core team of ten volunteers, and others joining in the cleanup of the south Longford town regularly.

Local politicians are being respectful of the town's poster free campaign ahead of the upcoming elections and the team has worked hard over the last few years to ensure the town is looking its very best.

That said, there are still occasions of dumping and one such incident involved four bags of rubbish being dumped on the Ballymulvey road recently, and two bags being tossed in a field off the Moy road.

"Horses scattered the bags and we couldn't get in to clean it up," said chairperson of Ballymahon Tidy Towns, Charlie McMonagle, but the rubbish has since been cleaned up while the horses were in shelter.

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And, in a stark warning to the perpetrators of these dumping crimes, Mr McMonagle said that the local Tidy Towns volunteers are always working to keep the town clean.

"We will catch you," he warned, adding that, eventually, the group hopes to have hidden cameras set up to help them discover who is dumping in their area.

Ballymahon Tidy Towns will be organising its spring clean in the coming weeks and is already back to Wednesday night clean ups in the town.

Anyone willing to volunteer with the team is asked to contact Charlie McMonagle on 086 352 8486.

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