CCTV needed for litter blackspots in south Longford

Aisling Kiernan


Aisling Kiernan



Some of the household waste left strewn across the entrance to a laneway in Newtownforbes recently.

A local area representative has called for CCTV cameras to be installed at dumping blackspots in the county.

Cllr Colm Murray (FG) made the calls through a notice of motion during a recent meeting of Ballymahon Municipal District.

He said Longford Co Council should explore funding opportunities to erect surveillance cameras at dumping black spots and bring banks throughout the Ballymahon Electoral Area.

“There has been a lot of dumping at the churches and our parish priest has requested that the recycling bins be removed from the area altogether,” Cllr Murray continued.

“Until we put a proper bin bank in place in a proper and clean manner, we are going to have problems.”
Meanwhile, Cllr Paul Ross (FG) said that people are now dumping at recycling facilities and not even bothering to put the material into the bins provided.

“It is very unfortunate, but that is what is going on now,” he added.
“Dumpers are gone more blatant and dumping anywhere and everywhere these days.”

Area engineer, Alan Slattery then pointed out to those present that the environment department at Longford Co Council was “making every effort” to identify dumpers and prosecute them.

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