Monday, May 31, 2021

Littering at a well-known beauty sport is devastating and demoralising local volunteers.

Castlebar Tidy Towns took to social media to voice their displeasure over the problems being encountered at Lough Lannagh. Constant littering is blighting the amenity area.

This is more than disappointing: it’s discouraging, disheartening, distasteful, and frustrating. What is the problem? Why can people not just bring home their litter instead of destroying our lakeside walks at Lough Lannagh?,” said Castlebar Tidy Towns.

They said people’s behaviour not a lack of bins is the main problem.

Our great friends at Mayo Adventure Experience said last week: “It’s easy to say “oh …but there are no bins” or “there are not enough bins” or whatever excuses you want to use… if you can fit your take away in your car to get it to a car park ….surely you can carry your mess home to a bin that’s not so full….” We concur.”

Two bags of rubbish are filled by Tidy Towns volunteers every day as litter louts continue to discard their rubbish.

“We have been involved with Mayo County Council, Castlebar Municipal, Castlebar Town Council, and Castlebar Urban Council since the beginning of the Lough Lannagh project and it seems to be getting worse. One of our volunteers walks the lake daily and fills two bags daily. We are pleading with you now, please bring your rubbish home. The lake belongs to the people of Castlebar and it is not yours to litter. Enough is enough,” stated Castlebar Tidy Towns.

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