Dumping at Nash's Boreen prompts call for CCTV

Dumping at Nash's Boreen prompts call for CCTV
A burnt out car at the Hollyhill end of Nash's Boreen. Pic: Nash's Boreen Environment and Community group.

A landowner at Nash’s Boreen has offered to contribute to the cost of CCTV’s for the area to combat the issue of dumping.

The offer comes as residents of Nash’s Boreen say they have given up cleaning the area after a load of builders rubble and a burnt-out car were dumped in the same area where 14 bags of rubbish were removed from the site.

Derry O’Farrell, who has lived in the area his entire life said the littering and dumping is “constant.”

“I’m not going to bother cleaning it up anymore,“ Mr O’Farrell said. “I am ashamed of my area. There are beautiful views but you couldn’t be inviting people to walk there, it has turned into an eyesore.” 

Landowner Martin Neville said: “The solution is now the responsibility of the Council who have not even installed one camera on the public road.” 

“I feel sorry for the people and I would like to see the area cleaner.

“We have bent over backwards as public landowners to help the area, it is in the hands of the council now.” 

Sinn Fein Councillor Mick Nugent said something has to be done. “I will be raising the question of what the city council can do to protect the amenity.

“It is a jewel and a crown and we cannot stand for the steady deterioration of the area.” 

Mr Neville said he would be prepared to contribute, with the residents, to installing a few cameras if the County Council took responsibility for the installation and legal aspect of the cameras on Nash's Boreen.

Cllr Ger Keohane said residents have asked him to leave the burnt out car there to stop people coming down the road.

“In 2013, this area was a finalist in the Pride of Place and to see it today it is sad and disgraceful.” 

Cllr Keohane said he will continue to clean up the area. “I will keep trying but the question has to be asked, how far can you go?

“I can’t think of anything else to do. The littering and dumping is constant and the local walking committee is afraid of cars speeding around the corner.” 

“I hope the residents will continue their work. I won’t give up.”

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