Council removes 12 burnt out cars during clean-up

By Maurice Garvey

A RECENT council clean up in Cherry Orchard included the removal of 12 burnt out cars.

The issue has dogged the area for years. Many of the cars are bought cheaply and driven into the ground.

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Some of the burnt out cars removed by the council

Despite the best efforts of authorities, burnt out cars are a regular sight in Elmdale, Cherry Orchard estates, and on green space at the back of the hospital and beside Cherry Orchard FC.

Dublin City Council confirmed to The Echo it recently carried out a clean-up of illegal dumping from sites in Cherry Orchard. 

“As part of this clean-up, the remains of 12 burnt out vehicles were removed for disposal,” said the city council.

Cllr Daithí Doolan congratulated the local authority for remaining focused on keeping communities clean and safe during a difficult time.

“Despite the current crisis, DCC staff carried out a major clean up of open spaces in Cherry Orchard,” said Cllr Doolan.

“Sadly, illegal dumping is up 33 per cent in recent weeks. This is putting communities at risk and added pressure on city council resources during the current crisis. These resources could be better used on other services if people did not dump rubbish on our streets and in our parks.

“These burnt out cars were a serious threat to the health and safety of our younger residents who play in that area.

Those involved in burning out the cars need to think long and hard about what they are doing.

The destruction they leave behind has to be cleaned up by someone else at the tax payers expense. Residents and sports clubs are delighted they are removed. Hopefully the green space will remain car free long into the future.”

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