Household rubbish removed from Glengormley bonfire site

Household waste has been removed from the site of a bonfire in the Queens Park area of Glengormley after it was reported to Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council this week.

Friday, 2nd July 2021, 3:04 pm
Updated Friday, 2nd July 2021, 3:55 pm

Chair of the Queens Park Women’s Group Sharon McTaggart reported the issue to the council’s Environmental Health Officers.

Speaking to the Times, Sharon said: “This could have been a lot worse. A quantity of medication had been dumped along with the other rubbish.

“It is fortunate that this did not fall into the hands of children. I understand the items were dumped by people from outside of Queens Park.

Queens Park. Pic by Google.
Queens Park. Pic by Google.

““I would appeal to everyone to respect the bonfire site and not fly-tip household waste at the site. Thank you to the council staff who quickly responded to our concerns and removed the rubbish.”

Confirming the items have been removed from the site, a spokesperson for the local authority said: “The items were reported to the council and have been removed from the site.

“The Queens Park bonfire is part of the council’s bonfire programme.”

Glengormley Alliance Alderman Julian McGrath praised residents for reporting the issue.

Speaking to this newspaper, Ald Julian McGrath said: “I hope everyone can enjoy this community event to the full.

“I understand that some household waste made its way on to the bonfire and I would like to remind anyone who does this that it is potentially unsafe as this can give out toxic fumes.

“Very well done to local residents for flagging this up to council.”

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