Jungle nightmare at the Navvy Bank is an accident waiting to happen

Ami Connolly

Reporter:

Ami Connolly

A concerned resident of the Lower Point Road has contacted the Dundalk Democrat over the deteriorating state of the Navvy Bank which is a popular spot for runners,joggers and walkers

A concerned resident of the Lower Point Road has contacted the Dundalk Democrat over the deteriorating state of the Navvy Bank which is a popular spot for runners,joggers and walkers

“The pathways are uncared for and there are gaping holes similar to giant potholes that a small child could fall down. There are also over-grown weeds everywhere and the thistles that are growing out of the sides of the walkways could win gold medals.”

The local resident was also anxious about the type of anti-social behaviour the area was attracting since it had fallen into disrepair.

“It has become a local haunt for down and outs and winos who are drinking there nearly every day and leaving their rubbish behind. It is very intimidating to have to walk past these individuals, as you don’t know what they might do and the Navvy Bank area is very exposed with no houses nearby and bad lighting.”

“I myself will ring the guards if I see these individuals, but unless other people do so too, and a few Gardai patrol the area they will continue to come back.”

The local man told the Democrat it would not take long to clean the area.

“For the most part all that is needed is to spread some weed killer and clear out all the weeds.”

“All people want is to be able to walk in a peaceful and clean environment with their familes.”

Mark Dearey of the Green Party told the Democrat that there is scheduled clean-up by Dundalk Tidy Towns, that will be take place shortly that will hopefully deal with the problem.