Dirty rats in­fest­ing High Street homes

Bray People - - Schools Report -

RES­I­DENTS liv­ing along High Street are be­ing plagued by hoards of rats at­tracted to a laneway laden with a mix­ture of builders rub­ble and do­mes­tic waste.

The lane be­side Wick­low Phys­io­ther­apy and Sports In­jury Clinic has be­come a hot bed for il­le­gal fly-tip­ping and the build up of rub­bish is such that rats have be­gun to nest un­der the builders rub­ble still left there. Now the area is over­run with the ro­dents.

Cllr. Irene Win­ters has been ap­proached by fu­ri­ous res­i­dents and has con­tacted Wick­low Town Coun­cil about the prob­lem.

‘It’s ab­so­lutely hor­ri­ble to have to live near to that.

‘It was bad enough with the rub­bish be­ing dumped there but an in­fes­ta­tion of rats is a much big­ger prob­lem than bags of rub­bish.’

Ini­tially rub­ble from some construction projects tak­ing place near the bot­tom of High Street mean’t build­ing ma­te­ri­als were aban­doned in the lane and never cleared up. That in turn at­tracted fly-tip­pers who found it an ideal spot to sim­ply off­load large amounts of rub­bish.

‘Once an area isn’t main­tained or kept it be­comes open to dump­ing and the sit­u­a­tion be­comes worse and worse,’ says Cllr. Win­ters.

‘The whole area will have to be cleared out and pest con­trol will have to sweep the whole area,’ adds Cllr. Win­ters.

She has also wit­nessed first­hand some of the dump­ing tak­ing place.

‘I have seen peo­ple with black bags cross the road, head over to the lane and just toss the bag full of rub­bish into the lane. I know the lit­ter war­den has checked the con­tents of the bag as well but they haven’t been able to iden­tify any­one yet.’

Piles of rub­bish left in an al­ley along the High Street in Wick­low Town.

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