Work has today begun on the removal of the Ferdia Park recycling bank, which is moved to a location across the road at the corner of the Fair Green and the Golf Links Road.
Council engineers were present at the location this morning and workers have spent the afternoon digging out an area where the Ferdia Park bins will be relocated too. The new recycling bank will host a greater number of bins.
The local authority say the location of the new brink bank will mean council workers will routinely ensure the area is kept clean.
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.
Ardee Municipal councillors were told earlier this month 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, the majority of which is no longer being spent on the move to Ashwalk.
Independent councillors Jim Tenanty and Kevin Callan (pictured above with local resident Liz McKenny) have expressed their delight at seeing the bring bank centre being relocated across the road and away from Ferdia Park,
Speaking to ThisIsArdee.ie, the councillors said; “We need much more in terms of bring bank centres – but where they are located and how they are maintained is very important.”