CLOSE TO 70 tyres were dumped along a 500-yard stretch close to Roslea, in a move that a local councillor has described as ‘unbelievably callous’.
The large quantity of tyres were dumped on the Clough Road at Spring Grove Forest, a short distance from Roslea.
Sinn Fein Councillor Brian McCaffrey said that the act left ‘no regard for the safety of those who use the road’.
“This is a narrow, bendy country road through the forest. Those who dumped these tyres, under the cover of darkness, have absolutely no regard for the safety of those who use this road. They were quite happy to put the lives of road users at risk in order to pocket the €2 per tyre disposal charge, in this case a total of €140. That is unbelievably callous.”
Cllr McCaffrey, pictured, noted that there had been a history of illegal dumping along this stretch of road, including an occasion where an articulated trailer of waste was abandoned there.
“In most cases however,” he added, “it is generally small quantities of household or builders’ waste.”
He also called for the introduction of CCTV monitoring in the area.
“This is a well used amenity area which is continually being spoiled by dumping. Although generally small scale, it is still a continual drain on the rates and is effectively wasting ratepayers money that could be put to community use. Given this latest escalation, I believe it is time to install CCTV cameras to monitor the road and bring about an end to this criminal activity. Advances in camera technology have made them easier to conceal and therefore much more effective. I will be discussing this with council officers over the next few days.”
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