Environment: Bond’s Street rat trap

Catherine Gamble and Lloyd Magee inspecting dozens of rubbish bags dumped at Roulston Evenue in Bond's Street.
Catherine Gamble and Lloyd Magee inspecting dozens of rubbish bags dumped at Roulston Evenue in Bond's Street.

Angry Bond’s Street residents say fly-tippers who dumped dozens of rubbish bags near a community park have shown no regard for local children.

DUP Alderman Maurice Devenney has asked Council officers to inspect the bags, discovered dumped against a wall in the area earlier this week, with a view to identifying and prosecuting those responsible.

Residents, Catherine Gamble and Lloyd Magee, said the bags dumped at Roulston Avenue were a health hazard.

Mr Magee, Chair of the Community Association said if dumping continues it will attract vermin to within yards of the local play park.

“These bags have been dumped right next to people’s houses and gardens. It’s just across from the play park. Some of them are already opened and people are worried about rats and mice being drawn to them if they haven’t been already.”

Mr Devenney called on the dumpers to “reflect on the potentially serious consequences for public health”.