Sinn Féin Environmental spokesperson Councillor Sharon Duddy has thanked N.I.E for the clean up of an electricity substation on Stanley’s Walk after complaints about illegal dumping on the green space there last month.
Councillor Duddy said “I was contacted by a number of residents in January to see if I could highlight the illegal dumping that was going on at a green space beside an electricity sub station at the bottom of Stanleys Walk. And help get the area cleaned up.
“When I went to the scene, I was shocked to see the amount of stuff that had been thrown over the fence. It included the likes of household rubbish, tyres and children toys.
“I contacted N.I.E. and asked them if they could do a clean up of the greenspace and remove all the rubbish. They agreed that they would carry out a one off clean up and asked me as the local councillor to appeal through local media outlets for the dumping there to stop.I would like to thank them for their speedy response.
“It’s also very important to highlight the dangers of placing any of this stuff beside a substation. It could be set on fire or a child could be injured trying to climb in to retrieve any of these toys within yards of thousands of volts of electricity.
“I would appeal for this dumping to stop and urge anyone looking to have additional rubbish removed to contact the Council and see if it fits the criteria for the bulky lift scheme.