KELLYS OPEN THEIR LAND FOR WALK­ERS

Wicklow People (Arklow) - - NEWS -

KELLY En­vi­ron­men­tal Ser­vices, Wick­low’s lead­ing drain and liq­uid waste spe­cial­ists, who em­ploy 23 peo­ple in their Wick­low based drain and plumb­ing busi­ness, said to­day that they have opened a sec­tion of their land to al­low walk­ers in the lo­cal­ity.

There is ac­cess from Far­renkelly Road to Drum­min Lane.

Speak­ing at the an­nounce­ment, Gil­lian Kelly, Managing Di­rec­tor of Kelly En­vi­ron­men­tal Ser­vices said: ‘We were ap­proached by the County Coun­cil, lo­cal coun­cil­lors and the County Wick­low Part­ner­ship and asked to pro­vide ac­cess across our lands.

‘We are de­lighted to an­nounce that we have opened the gates across our land, but are still con­cerned about the potential anti-so­cial be­hav­iour that used to take place along the track, es­pe­cially at night time,’ said Gil­lian.

‘‘We want to make it safer for ev­ery­one who uses our land to ac­cess Drum­min Lane. To this end we have also cut back a nar­row strip of grass along the lane to en­able peo­ple to walk on a short grass “path” rather than through net­tle beds, while be­ing ever con­sid­er­ate about the wild­flower habi­tat ei­ther side of the cut area and along the lane.’

Coun­cil­lor Gerry Walsh, ex­ec­u­tive on the Wick­low Tourism Board and Pat Mel­lon, Ru­ral Recre­ation Of­fi­cer, County Wick­low Part­ner­ship and Chair­man of the Wick­low Tourism Board and Board Mem­ber of Wick­low Up­lands Coun­cil, have been work­ing with the Kellys on ac­cess across their lands.

The Kellys also plan on de­vel­op­ing the wild na­tive hedgerow that runs along the stream and have en­sured that this habi­tat is not dis­turbed at this time.

They in­tend plant­ing the wild hawthorn, cherry and hazel hedgerow later in the sea­son with more na­tive plants and hope­fully de­velop a wild­flower edge to the cut grass along the lane in due course, en­cour­ag­ing wild­flow­ers, in­sects and wild birds.

‘The re­main­der of the lane along the side of our home will be marked and we ask walk­ers to take care as they cross our prop­erty,’ said Gil­lian.

‘We would also ask that peo­ple walk­ing with dogs to please keep their dogs on a lead as there is live­stock loose in nearby fields. We had an in­ci­dent last year Kelly En­vi­ron­men­tal Ser­vices is Ire­land’s lead­ing drain and liq­uid waste com­pany, op­er­at­ing with lo­cal of­fices na­tion­wide, we are fully in­sured and have Waste Col­lec­tion Per­mits for ev­ery county in Ire­land

Kelly En­vi­ron­men­tal Ser­vices deals in over­flow­ing sep­tic tanks, bio­cy­cles or grease traps.

Their tech­ni­cians are ex­pe­ri­enced in all as- pects of drainage, liq­uid waste, healthy & safety, con­fined space, build­ing reg­u­la­tions and re­pairs.

They pro­vide a 24 hour emer­gency ser­vice for lo­cal au­thor­i­ties, nurs­ing homes, treat­ment plants and house­holds.

Pat Mel­lon, ru­ral recre­ation of­fi­cer, chair­man of Wick­low tourism and mem­ber of Wick­low Up­lands Coun­cil, Gil­lian Kelly, Cllr Gerry Walsh.

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