THERE are growing fears over a planned bonfire in a housing estate in Killea.
Donegal County Councillor Paul Canning says local residents have contacted him in relocation to the bonfire, which is believed to be planned in the Ashlea Grove estate.
“I would like to inform the residents within this estate that the council are in the process of estate takeover but as of now this green is under the management of its residents,” Cllr Canning said.
“If this bonfire takes place and all of the people that arrive from the neighbouring towns and villages go home, leaving their rubbish, broken bottles, empty beer cans and turn the green into a public toilet, the aftermath will NOT be cleaned up by the Council.
“This is still a private estate.”
Cllr Canning said that the bonfire had been advertised on social media with organisers asking for materials to be collected.
He said: “Most residents don’t want to see something like this. It leaves a mess and brings anti-social behaviour.
“Gardai will be informed along with the fire department. An invoice from the fire department for a callout to a private estate will be the responsibility of the residents as will any insurance claims.”
Donegal County Council are in the process of a takeover of Ashlea Grove.
Cllr Canning has warned that the green area would still be the responsibility of residents, even in the event of a completion of the takeover.Tags: