1,000 tyres are removed from Ballyduff bonfire site

Mark Downes and Ernie Dougan from Ballyduff Community Association help with the removal of the tyres from the Bonfire Site   INNT 21-426-RM

Mark Downes and Ernie Dougan from Ballyduff Community Association help with the removal of the tyres from the Bonfire Site INNT 21-426-RM

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Following the success of the pilot Bonfire Management Programme last year, the council, along with community and statutory partners, have agreed to co-operate on a protocol again this year.

Part of the agreement states that there will be no tyres or other inappropriate material on the agreed sites. The decision therefore to remove more than 1,000 tyres from the Ballyduff site has been a welcome development.

The Bonfire site at Ballyduff   INNT 21-425-RM

The Bonfire site at Ballyduff INNT 21-425-RM

The council’s Director of Environmental Services, Hugh Kelly, commended the local bonfire representatives for their co-operation, highlighting the significant environmental damage which burning such materials can cause.

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