Res­i­dents fu­ri­ous af­ter re­cy­cling unit gets the chop

Septem­ber 2008

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - ADVERTISIN­G FEATURE / NEWS -

RES­I­DENTS OF Palermo, Fas­saroe, and the Dar­gle have been left an­gered by Wick­low County Council’s de­ci­sion to stop the monthly mo­bile re­cy­cling unit at St Peter’s Church.

On Au­gust 16 with­out warn­ing Wick­low County Council stopped the ser­vice that is used by hun­dreds of res­i­dents on the first and third Satur­days of each month.

Wick­low County Council have stated that they dis­con­tin­ued the ser­vice be­cause there is a per­ma­nent re­cy­cling unit at the Boghall Road for the peo­ple of Bray.

‘Our re­sources have to be con­cen­trated and be­cause there is an al­ter­na­tive now in Bray we felt the mo­bile ser­vice could be taken away from Bray and used in an­other part of the county.’

Many res­i­dents who use the mo­bile unit are el­derly and would find ac­cess to the Boghall Road dif­fi­cult.

‘This ser­vice is used by so many and will be greatly missed.

‘The Boghall Road is sim­ply too far away for some res­i­dents to get to,’ said Owen Gal­lagher a lo­cal res­i­dent.

‘I don’t un­der­stand why they are tak­ing it away when a re­cent sur­vey to de­ter­mine the vi­a­bil­ity of the ser­vice has shown that it is a re­sound­ing suc­cess.’

Bray Town Council have ac­knowl­edged that they will con­tinue the ser­vice for the month of Septem­ber 2008, and af­ter that the Council will make a de­ci­sion on the ser­vice.

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