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Fly-tipping along popular walking spot unacceptable - Feely

Published: 1 July, 2016

Sinn Féin Erne West Councillor Anthony Feely has said that ongoing fly tipping along a popular local walking spot is unacceptable.

Speaking from Garrison, Councillor Feely said:

"This fly tipping along the White Island Road in Belleek, as well as along the Loughshore Road, has been going on for too long. This is a popular spot with walkers who have to regularly contend with illegally dumped material along the road.

"I have raised this with the Council on several occasions. To their credit they have always come out and picked up rubbish on the roadside. However, the waste also ends up strewn across the fields, where the Council has no remit, and it looks very unsightly.

"Following further recent discussions between myself and the Council, they have agreed to erect signs in the area to dissuade people from dumping here, but I worry that this is a growing problem along the border.

"In the past week my party colleagues in the Seanad brought forward a motion to prevent waste companies from hiking up disposal charges in the south. If these charges are increased the issue of illegal dumping will only intensify in border areas.

"I commend the council for their work to date, but more is required in order to tackle this problem. I, along with my party colleagues across Ireland, will continue to work towards finding a satisfactory resolution." - Ends/Críoch