Cllrs Say Funding For Keeping Greenway Clean Must Come From Central Government

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TRALEE MD councillors said funding must be provided for cleaning up litter on the Tralee-Fenit Greenway when it opens next year.

At the meeting of Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council on Monday, About Cllr Terry O’Brien asked could the Council  establish a routine to ensure that the walk from the train station to Rock Street and up the Skinny Mile has a regular cleaning schedule.

In reply, Council management said the amenity is routinely swept and bins are typically emptied daily. However, additional maintenance requirements may arise and will be considered following the opening of the Tralee to Fenit Greenway.

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Fianna Fáil Cllr Mikey Sheehy said the situation would likely to get much worse when the greenway to Fenit opens next year.

Cllr Sheehy said the funding for maintenance would have to come from central government, as the local authority would not have the resources for such work.

Cllr Terry O’Brien agreed saying it was already a struggle to keep the section from the railway station to Rock Street clean. He said it would become a major problem next year and serious funding is needed.

On the issue of litter in general, Cllr O’Brien asked dog owners to act more responsibly and to cease leaving dog waste bags next to bins if they are full.

Meanwhile, Sinn Féin Cllr Deirdre Ferris called for the waste bin at Ardfert Playground — which has been removed — to be reinstalled.

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