Calls for Longford County Council to endorse Adopt A Road Scheme to curb littering

Jessica Thompson

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Illegal dumping

There have been calls this week for local authority bosses to roll out an Adopt a Road scheme to clamp down on littering

Ballinalee's Cllr Micheál Carrigy has called on Longford County Council to introduce an Adopt a Road Scheme, which would encourage people to clean litter from roadsides throughout the county.

“The participating group of individuals would agree in advance a Litter Maintenance Programme with the council for an agreed number of times during the year,” he said.

Leitrim County Council have already put such a scheme in place, he added: “I’d like to see this put in place to make Longford a cleaner county. These schemes have worked in other counties and they can work here.”

Director of Services John Brannigan agreed to bring the motion before the next SPC meeting.