Thursday 24 January 2019

Furniture dumped beside Gorey housing estate

Furniture dumped at Hunters Green, Creagh
Furniture dumped at Hunters Green, Creagh

Sara Gahan

Residents from Hunters Green were shocked on Wednesday morning to wake up to dumping of furniture on Scholars Way road, the new inner relief road at Creagh.

A large suite of furniture was left beside Hunters Green estate, only four days after local voluntary organisation Gorey Tidy Towns took part in their National Spring Clean Day event in Ramsfort which collected two and half large lorry loads of rubbish. Such was the enormity of the challenge that another clean up will be needed in that area.

The dumping of the furniture was reported to Wexford County Council, who quickly came along and disposed of the rubbish.

Chairman of Gorey Tidy Towns Billy Halford said he was devastated to hear furniture had been dumped once again, after volunteers put blood, sweat and tears into cleaning up last Saturday.

'It is absolutely disgraceful,' said Billy. 'The only positive is how quickly the Council react and take it away to be disposed off properly.'

Last Saturday during the Spring Clean event, volunteers collected a large amount of rubbish which included a couch, an entire set of kitchen units, a television, other household appliances, five bikes, tents and quite a few bags of dog dirt.

Cathaoirleach of Gorey Municipal District Cllr Joe Sullivan said yet again it is a blight on the countryside roads.

'Not only is it a major issue locally, but also nationally,' said Cllr Sullivan. 'I have travelled many national roads and see the same problem.'

Cllr Sullivan said it is despicable behaviour and encourages witnesses to come forward to try and curb the situation.

Local councillor Malcolm Byrne, who is currently fighting to get CCTV cameras installed to help identify these people, said this behaviour is absolutely disgusting.

'Wexford County Council will target those responsible,' said Cllr Byrne. 'Personally, I believe we need to jail those involved in illegal dumping and fly tipping.'

Gorey Guardian