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Calls for CCTV at fly-tipping ‘hotspot’ after latest dumping spree

Nearby residents have been asked to help combat the problem

There have been calls for the installation of CCTV cameras at a fly-tipping hotspot in county Armagh following the latest dumping spree.

An area off the Monbrief Road in Craigavon, close to Lismore Comprehensive School and residential homes, has been plagued in recent times.

And that growing problem has been condemned by local SDLP councillor Declan McAlinden and area representative Thomas Larkham.

Councillor McAlinden said: “This is the latest in a series of incidents of fly tipping along the Monbrief Road in Craigavon and those responsible for these acts have zero regard for the area and absolutely no respect for the residents that live nearby.

“This latest incident has resulted in dozens of tyres, household appliances and furniture to name but a few items which has been dumped along this road and nearby lane.”

Area representative Thomas Larkham added: “We have requested the items to be removed and a clean-up of the area to be carried out immediately.

“This has been going on for far too long and local residents have had enough.

“Action must now be taken to tackle this problem. We therefore are calling on Armagh City Banbridge and Craigavon Borough council to explore the option of installing CCTV as a matter of urgency in this area, to try and catch those responsible”.

Councillor McAlinden concluded: “I am calling on all local residents to watch out and report these incidents immediately. We must all work together to combat this ever growing problem in our community.”

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