A GROUP representing Travellers has called for the Ellis’s Yard dump to be used to provide extra accommodation for families at the overcrowded Spring Lane halting site.
A €53,000 cleanup by Cork City Council is underway at the site after nearby residents raised fears that the illegal dump had become a rat-infested health hazard.
Burnt out cars, beds, commercial waste and thousands of rubbish bags have already been cleared from the Ballyvolane yard, located next to the Spring Lane halting site. It’s estimated that over 200,000kgs of illegally dumped waste will be removed. A spokesperson for the Traveller Visibility Group has called for funding to be secured to provide extra Traveller accommodation on the site.
The spokesperson for the Traveller group added: “We welcome the clean-up by Cork City Council of Spring Lane and Ellis Yard.