Complaints are made over dumping in Sallins

Request for CCTV

Paul O'Meara


Paul O'Meara


Complaints are made over dumping in Sallins

File photo: Sallins

There have been complaints about dumping at two locations in Sallins. A request for CCTV cameras to be installed along the Grand Canal towards the Leinster Aqueduct was made by Fianna Fail councillor Carmel Kelly, at a Naas Municipal District meeting.

However Kildare County Council said that while the area would be inspected to assess the extent of the problem, “it’s noted that the road is particularly narrow and this may make the positioning of CCTV apparatus difficult to capture offenders.”

If not, said Cllr Kelly, the use of drone might be considered or a covert camera adding that the use of a camera in a fridge had proven successful elsewhere.

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Also in Sallins, Cllr Anne Breen (Lab) has asked that the council investigate an undeveloped plot of land beside Castlesize on the Clane Road.

She told the meeting that the site is overgrown with trees and shrubs and material has been dumped there. She said the boundary fencing needs attention “as vegetation is growing on to the footpath.” Cllr Breen said KCC owns the land, adding “I want to know what the council will do with the land.”