Cllr Todd wants action

CLLR Harry Todd is calling on Dundalk Town Council to carry out works as a matter of urgency to remove the huge amount of waste at Oakland Park Dundalk.

CLLR Harry Todd is calling on Dundalk Town Council to carry out works as a matter of urgency to remove the huge amount of waste at Oakland Park Dundalk.

“In the interest of public health and safety,” Cllr Todd said, “I think this work should be carried out immediatley and that measures should then be put in place to prevent the problem happening again.”

Cllr Todd put down a motion for the June meeting of the council on Tuesday evening.

He said the illegal dumping at Oakland Park is getting worse.

“It is a major health hazard for children who are walking by syringes. And there are rats running around the place.

“We have to get the community involved and sort this out.

“It’s not acceptable for the council to just sit back and do nothing.”

At a previous meeting his Sinn Fein party colleague Cllr Kevin Meenan said the problem was going to get worse as the economic crisis continues, but that the town council had done an excellent job in dealing with illegal dumping at Muirhevnamore.

In that case the officials engaged with local residents to get to the heart of the problem and he felt quite sure the same results could be achieved at Oakland Park.

Mr David Story, senior executive officer, Dundalk Town Council has also stated that the council was trying to find a solution to the problem that existed in each area of the town.