Hebron Road clean up

Sam Matthews

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Sam Matthews

Clean up work being done at the Hebron Road site. Photo: Pat Moore.
After weeks of negotiations, agreement has been reached between Kilkenny County Council and residents of the St Mary’s halting site community on the Hebron Road.

After weeks of negotiations, agreement has been reached between Kilkenny County Council and residents of the St Mary’s halting site community on the Hebron Road.

Both local authority staff and the Traveller families involved began a clean-up operation on the site last Thursday morning. The community has now undertaken to pay refuse charges, and the area is already looking improved.

Martin Mullally of Kilkenny County Council told the Kilkenny People that an agreement has been reached with the families on site regarding their rent, refuse and other matters.

“Refuse bins were provided to each of the households after the service was previously withdrawn,” he said.

“Families are working with council staff to draw up a landscape proposal for the open space to ensure no further burning of refuse and horses grazing the open space.”