Louth County Council say the processing of removing the recycling bins from the entrance to Ferdia Park and moving them across the way to a new area at the Fair Green will commence very soon.
Councillor Engineer Sean O’Reilly told assembled councillors at tonight’s Ardee Municipal District meeting that the contractor assigned to look after the move hopes to begin work “the week after next, all going to plan.” That should mean the whole project will be completed in October and will bring to an end the saga over the future whereabouts of the facility.
Having originally agreed to spend €22,000 to relocate the controversial recycling bring banks from Ferdia Park to the Ashwalk car park adjacent to Super Valu, Louth County Council decided last month the bins would not be moving to that location – but instead would be relocated to an area within the Fair Green park.
Extra bins will be provided at the corner of the Fair Green public park and the Golf Links Road, beside the council yard entrance.
It remains to be seen what will become of the surplus of the ringfenced €22,000, specifically available to spend on the proposed Ashwalk move that would have involved major resurfacing and installation works. Councillors were told this evening that Louth County Council will compile a report on what has been spent so far ahead of a decision being made on what to do with the remaining monies.
Councillor Dolores Minogue suggested the money be put towards various improvements to be made in Collon village, but no decision was made and the matter was deferred until next month.