independent

Friday 24 October 2014

No plans for bins

Published 16/08/2014 | 00:00

THE council has said it has no plans to provide litter bins on the green on Millview Road in Malahide and said it is not the local authority's 'policy to install litter bins in residential estates'.

That is the response given by the council to a request for the installation of a bin on the green made by Cllr. David Healy (GP) at the latest meeting of the Malahide/Howth Area Committee.

The council said flatly: 'It is not proposed to install a bin at this location.'

GRASS CUTTING BACK ON TRACK

GRASS cutting on open spaces on Malahide estates is now back on schedule, after the council caught up with an unusually 'rapid' growing season.

According to the council, the grass cutting schedule in residential areas is on a 3-4 week basis.

However, this can change depending on staff resources and other seasonal work demands.

Due to the rapid growing season experienced during the month of May and staff resource issues, the grass in these residential areas was not cut this regularly.

However, the local authority said that 'the grass is now being cut to schedule'.

'ADEQUATE' NUMBER OF BINS IN PLACE

THE council considers the number of bins already provided at Robswall Park in Malahide and at the playground on the Coast Road to be 'adequate', despite calls for additional bins in both places.

Cllr Anthony Lavin (FG) requested additional bins in the park and at the playground but was told by the council: 'There are currently four litter bins located in Robswall playground and car park.

'This is considered to be adequate. However, this area will be monitored in relation to litter and an additional bin will be installed if deemed necessary.'

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