“Disgraceful”state of Ballintemple Viewpoint

April 1, 2013

SDLP Fews Councillor John Feehan has said that the present state of  Ballintemple Viewpoint is disgraceful and totally unacceptable.

Mr Feehan was responding to complaints received from visitors to the area who were shocked by the amount of dumping at the beauty spot.  Commenting on the issue Mr Feehan said,

‘I was shocked to see the state of the Ballintemple Viewoint which has now become a blot on the landscape rather than a beauty spot.  It is sad that at a time when we are trying to project a positive image of our area and attract more visitors that some people think that its acceptable to dump rubbish at what should be one of the show cases of our landscape.

‘I will be raising the matter at council level and asking officials to work at ways of ensuring that this type of irresponsible behaviour at the viewpoint and elsewhere can be tackled in order to protect our valuable environment.  The council has provided adequate facilities throughout the district to ensure that waste and rubbish can be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner but a small minority of people still insist in polluting the landscape.