EXTENSIVE littering is destroying the appearance of parts of the Monread area in Naas.
Now a demand has been made for a clean up of the locality.
Cllr. Pat Clear told a Naas Town Council meeting that the Naas Tidy Towns Group had done a lot of work to tidy up sections of Monread Avenue and Maudlins Avenue.
“The group spent days and nights there; it’s impossible to keep the area clean,” Cllr. Clear said.
Local resident and councillor Darren Scully demanded that Naas Town Council undertake “an extensive clean up” of both avenues.
This, he added, should include the removal of illegal waste in hedges and undergrowth.
“All of the hedges are being used as an illegal dumping ground.
“People are using it to dump rubbish and it’s a pretty horrendous sight,” added Cllr. Scully.
Town Clerk Ken Kavanagh acknowledged the work done by Naas Tidy Towns group to clean up the area.
He further pointed out that the council staff carried out a thorough clean up of the area during the second week in February.
Both avenues are swept periodically by the council’s street cleaner and this will continue, he added.