Bins To Be Installed At Drumkeeragh Forest And Corry Wood

Litter bins are to be installed at both Drumkeeragh Forest and Corry Wood walking trails within the next three to four weeks.

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Litter bins are to be installed at both Drumkeeragh Forest and Corry Wood walking trails within the next three to four weeks.

The two areas which were included in a recent £400,000 investment as part of a community trail network in the Slieve Croob area have seen an increase in users over the lockdown periods.

Cllr Roisin Howell has welcomed moves to
install bins on trails outside Castlewellan.

The Slieve Croob representative added that these trails are an important resource for the health and well-being of everyone in the surrounding area.

“In recent weeks I have been contacted by constituents who have been out and about enjoying these newly opened community trails.

“Unfortunately for some, it has not been a pleasant experience due to the litter and dog fouling along the paths.

“Dog foul is extremely dangerous to young children and can cause a host of medical complaints”, said Cllr Howell.

“I hope that the erection of the litter bins will now encourage owners to clean up after their dogs.”

Cllr Howell said she was still liaising with statutory bodies to address the dog fouling and litter issues at Bunkers Hill Walking Trail.

“I would encourage everyone to make use of the bin provided or take their litter home with them and I would once again plead with dog owners to pick up after their dogs.”