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Friday, 8th January 2021

Power hits out at illegal dumping at Clogherhead beach

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Just a small part of the five bags worth of rubbish at Clogherhead beach.

Some people are very slow to get the message that dumping rubbish in a public place is totally unacceptable and uncivilised.

But one offender will hopefully be getting a hefty fine after they stupidly left a document containing their name and address in rubbish they dumped at Clogherhead’s Blue Flag beach recently.

Clogherhead Councillor, Declan Power, strongly condemned the illegal dumping which occurred on the Big Strand Beach Clogherhead within the last week.

He said it was “an absolute disgrace” that people were dumping on the Big Strand Beach in Clogherhead one of Louth’s top Blue Flag beaches, and reported illegal dumping activity to Louth County Council yesterday.

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“The illegal dumping of household waste is completely unacceptable in an area of such scenic beauty” he said, Approximately 10 rubbish bags were dumped on the beach and two large mattresses.”

“This behaviour is scurrilous and people who engage in this type of illegal dumping show a blatant disregard towards our local environment and a disregard towards civic responsibility with these acts.

“I reported the incident to Louth County Council and the litter warden managed to obtain the address of an individual in the household waste in which the culprit will be prosecuted.

“To think that someone would drive to our beautiful beach and fling a bag of rubbish out of their car or van on to the beach beggar’s belief.”

“I am appealing to anyone who sees this type of behaviour to please contact the Louth County Council Litter Hotline 1800 202 606, report the issue, assist with prosecution and help prevent this happening again.

“We must protect our countryside and beaches from this type illegal activity,” said Cllr. Power.

A Council worker with five laarge bags of rubbish removed from the Big Strand beach.

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