Councillor asks for litter bins to be emptied on regular basis
SOUTH Dublin County Council has confirmed that it is not in charge of the maintenance of the large public square and smaller plaza between Rua Red, the Civic and the County Library.
This follows on from an article in The Echo last month, noting that on the August bank holiday the public bins in that area were overflowing and a flower planter box was badly damaged.
The topic was raised at last Monday’s meeting of the Tallaght Area Committee by Independent councillor Mick Duff, who asked that the litter bins in that area be regularly emptied.
Cllr Duff also asked the council’s Public Realm section to clean the area daily and repair any damaged flower boxes.
In response, the local authority stated that while they regularly assist with cleaning that location, it is in fact a privately maintained area under the management of Comer Property Management.
“As you walk from the Luas stop towards the Civic Theatre, the area to the left opens into a large square and a smaller plaza to the side of Rua Red and the library,” it stated.
“These areas are not in the council’s charge and are privately maintained by Comer Property Management.
“The council does provide an additional service in some of these areas, for example council staff litter pick the Luas platforms daily and our litter bin servicing staff also include on their collection route those privately owned bins which are placed where the privately-maintained and the council-maintained areas meet.
“There is a large number of planter boxes in the area and again some of these are owned by the council while others are owned privately.
“The only damaged one to be found was one in the privately maintained area. The planter in question would appear to be beyond repair, the council will therefore contact Comer Property Management in relation to this matter and will assist in the removal of the planter if required.”
The council also confirmed that it had recently inspected the area and found it to be “well maintained and in good condition, with all litter bins recently serviced and no litter evident in the area.”