Sunday, 23 January 2011

Muir slams Craigantlet fly tipping

I condemn those responsible for dumping rubbish and rubble on North Down’s scenic Craigantlet Hills. I am also calling for people to report any information which may lead to identification of the culprits.

Builders rubble and other assorted rubbish has recently been dumped on the Ballymoney Road, Craigantlet by despicable individuals who have little regard to the environment nor respect for rule of law. I condemn this pollution outright.

I understand that Council officials are trying to identify the culprits but haven’t managed to seek out those responsible. I call upon anyone with any information concerning the fly tipping to report details to North Down Borough Council or the NI Environment Agency via 028 9056 9453 or environmentalcrime@doeni.gov.uk If the offenders are not caught the rate payer may have to pick up the bill associated with removal of this waste.

The Craigantlet Hills are North Down’s jewel in our crown. The hills should be a place for wildlife and tranquillity not rubbish. I hope the offenders are quickly identified and seriously punished.

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