Sinn Féin Councillor David Saurin has welcomed Louth County Council’s securing of funding for Anti-Dumping Initiatives in the county and in particular the Rathmullen Estate in Drogheda.
Cllr Saurin said “I am pleased that this funding has been secured and that the Rathmullen area is one of the locations in the county that has been chosen for this Initiative. This Anti-Dumping Initiative will take the form of a clean up of the area and will also include the launching of an Awareness Initiative in relation to littering and illegal dumping and the impact these illegal acts have on the community.”
Cllr Saurin explained that the residents in Rathmullen have suffered “an upsurge in illegal dumping in the estate and surrounding areas in recent years. I am regularly contacted by concerned residents in relation to the ongoing problem of illegal dumping in the area and I have raised this issue with the Council on numerous occasions. I have also expressed my frustration at the lack of prosecutions in regard to this issue.”
“Another area” continued Cllr Saurin, “is Waterunder which is also being included in this initiative for the same reasons; continuous dumping at the side of the road. You can imagine the negative impression that gives to visitors and tourists who come to this part of the county.”
David Saurin called on the community to “be vigilant and report those engaged in this activity to the Council. These people have no regard for their community and it is you and I who are paying to have their filth and dirt cleaned up.”