SDLP Councillor Shauna Cusack is calling on Rosemount residents particularly Grafton and Lower Nassau Street to help clean and clear a gated laneway.
Said the councillor: “For the hundredth time I am again confronted with the issue of dumping in residential laneways. This laneway between Grafton and Lower Nassau Street in particular is currently in a disgusting state and responsible residents should not have to put up with it.
“I have contacted the Council about this and as the laneway has a gating order the cleaning and maintenance of the area is therefore the residents responsibility.
“Few people acknowledge or remember this when applying to get gates installed in their areas and it is often a shock to successive residents.
“I am also seeking to establish who has the keys to these gates and where the responsibility for closing them lies.
“While Council have stated that they are unable to clean the laneway, they have offered assistance to remove anything collected and placed on the kerbside.
“And while this is very frustrating it is not surprising as the ratepayer is already suffering to clean up after serial dumpers throughout the City.
“As part of a small, recently formed group of volunteers who try maintain the area, I’m asking them and the local community to lend a hand to sort this problem out.
“I also intend to call on residents for information gathering purposes. We cannot let people, especially young families live in this seriously unhealthy environment, please show your community spirit and get in touch to volunteer,” added Cllr Cusack.