Tuesday, 8 November 2011
WALPOLE BAY WATER QUALITY
PICTURE AND COMMENT FROM Cllr CLIVE HART - CLIFTONVILLE WEST.
Following a morning ward walk in Cliftonville West on 19th July I contacted TDC with the following communication and attached photograph:
'CLIFTONVILLE WEST DUMPING GROUND!
Please see attached a picture of a large pile of seaweed dumped on the slipway at Newgate Gap in Cliftonville (taken today Tuesday 19th July 2011).
This is just one very tiny part of a huge mass of seaweed that is being transported from Palm Bay and systematically dumped in the same location.
The fact is that this mass dumping of seaweed is simply taking seaweed from Cliftonville East and dumping it in Cliftonville West.
Worse still, it is now being placed on an exceptionally narrow beach, directly underneath 66 homes in the Queens Court block of social housing flats (predominantly occupied by elderly residents) that is located less than 10 meters from the cliff top'.
Basically, large amounts of seaweed were being moved by TDC from one side of Cliftonville to the other, effectively surrounding the beach and bathing pool at Walpole Bay.
Cllr Clive Hart