Alex Easton MLA has been left shocked after a walkabout in Kilcooley to identify issues; he came across an empty HELM property with the back Garden being used as a dump.
Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:
I am deeply shocked at what I found at the rear garden of this HELM property, which appears to be used as a dumping site for rubbish. Not only is there the visual impact which this has, there is also a health and safety issue with all sorts of unpleasant items being dumped. I can only question HELM as to why they are not inspecting the property from time to time to ensure that this sort of thing doesn’t go on, surely they have a responsibility to get this cleaned up and the property brought up to scratch to ensure there are new tenants and that the place is not left to get into such a state. I am today calling for HELM and Council to ensure this rubbish is quickly disposed of, and ensure this does not happen again, because the residents of Kilcooley deserve much better.”