Residents in Clybaun Heights are “at their wits’ end” over a situation which has seen an unbuilt, green area become the site of persistent dumping, with little or no action taken to stop it.
This is the view of Galway City West councillor Donal Lyons, who has made representations to the Galway City Council to have the vacant site cleaned up and maintained by its owner.
The vacant site is located in Clybaun Heights, opposite The Rise. It is surrounded by houses and is the only site which has not been built upon. According to Cllr Lyons it is “a constant source of annoyance” to local residents and is “regularly being used as a dumping ground” for garden cuttings and builders’ rubble.
Residents have been calling for the site to be cleaned, and Cllr Lyons said they want this “sorted once and for all”. Cllr Lyons has requested City Hall demand the site’s owner “have it cleaned up as a matter of extreme urgency”, and that if there is failure to comply with this order, the council take “the necessary steps in having it cleaned and all expenses incurred in the clean-up to be levelled on the site owner in question”.