Sinn Féin Councillor Kevin Campbell has welcomed the installation of three new waste bins outside schools along Bligh’s Lane.
Councillor Campbell said he had been approached by teaching staff from St John’s Primary School in December past while doing an environmental project for Triax with the children. The staff complained to him that there were no litter bins outside the school and as a result rubbish was being discarded on the street which eventually was blown into the school grounds.
Councillor Campbell said
“Back at the start of February I contacted the head of Environmental Services in the council and arranged an on-site meeting where I and an officer from the cleansing department did a walk around the area. We discovered there were no litter bins either outside St John’s Primary School or St Cecilia’s College.
“A lot of the school children would use the shopping centre across the street to buy lunch and on returning to school there was nowhere to discard their lunch packaging. It was agreed by council that a number of new litter bins would be placed outside each school to see if it can ease the litter problem in the area.
I am very pleased that these bins have now been installed .They will go some way in helping reduce rubbish in the Bligh’s Lane area and also serve as a reminder to the hundreds of people using this street on a daily basis the importance of disposing of their rubbish.