We were asked to publish the following on Ballyboughal.net –
“Sirs and To Whom It May Concern,
with regards to illegal, immoral or quite simply wrong doing in Ballyboughal. This may be with regards to our ditches and streams. It may also be with reference to other methods of pollution. Some may have little to no luck with their local representatives or councils in reporting this or just wish to remain anonymous; and in that regard it appears there is an alternate.
From The Environmental Protection Agency is this opening paragraph.
The Environmental Protection Agency has expanded the national waste line (a confidential telephone service) to a full national environmental complaints line. This will serve to encourage reporting of environmental pollution, including water and air pollution, fly-tipping, and illegal dumping of waste. Members of the public can report pollution or illegal dumping via this 24 hour lo-call telephone number 1850 365 121. Local authorities and/or the Gardaí and the EPA will follow up on the information provided by the public.
Read more on this at EPA.ie
It seems there is in places be a stigma of sorts with regards to the good doing of reporting what is essentially wrong, even so maybe in the publishing of this post here. But it should be not that way and I note: it is not wrong to wish that my childrens land and the environment that surrounds them is respected.
Might I also add a congratulations to the great work of Ballyboughal’s Tidy Towns. It was wonderful to read of their great work here. Many thanks to you and my neighbours for their efforts.
Is mise le meas