Neglect of The Glen needs to be tackled
A LOCAL Councillor has said action must be taken to tackle the deplorable condition of The Glen in Yellowbatter.
He said there is a high level of dog fouling and dumping going on in the area and even the signs warning against these breaches in the law have been defaced and vandalised.
‘ This year, just like last year, I have been contacted by residents and a girls football team that uses the area concerned at the state of The Glen,’ he said.
Councillor Flood had a list of complaints in the area. ‘ There is a high level of dog-fouling and dumping going unpunished. Even the signs warning against these breaches in the law have been defaced and vandalised, that shows you how little respect there is for the area by some people. They have even defaced the podium explaining The Glen’s history,’ he said.
A more serious issue according to Kenneth Flood is the high level of the stream. ‘ The stream is high because the grid at the road tunnel is blocked with debris and rubbish, some of which is actually tree branches that were cut down by the Council and not taken away from the site. More worryingly, the grass verge there is steep and slippery and if anyone, adult or child, were to slip and fall into the stream at that point they would have little chance of survival. It’s an accident waiting to happen.’
The councillor said he has contacted Louth County Council and requested that all these issues be dealt with as a matter of urgency.
‘I am seeking to have the council signs replaced and the podium restored, to have the litter/dog warden pay some attention to The Glen to stop the dumping and dog fouling, especially where the football teams train and as a matter of urgency, to clear the debris and silt from the stream to lower the water to safer levels.
He said he has raised The Glen in Yellowbatter several times as these same issues recur. He said he will contine to raise it until The Glen and other green areas are fit for purpose and no longer neglected.
The dangerous banks at The Glen.
Cllr Flood at the Glen sign.