Leckagh being used ‘as a dump’

The dumping site at Leckagh Drive bonfire.INMM2413-355SR
The dumping site at Leckagh Drive bonfire.INMM2413-355SR
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THIS picture shows the grim reality of what residents in the Leckagh estate are waking up to every morning.

Mounds of rubbish, hundreds of worn tyres, and an endless amounts of rotting wood dumped in the centre of Magherafelt’s largest estate ahead of the Eleventh Night celebrations.

But some residents say enough is enough and have called on Magherafelt District Council to step in and clear up the “dumping ground” which they say is not only dangerous, but illegal.

“The majority of people in this estate are outraged, absolutely disgusted by what this site has turned into, but they are too scared to say anything,” one resident told the MAIL.

“This is not a bonfire site - it’s an illegal tip, and it’s getting to the stage where people are coming into the area and fly-tipping like this estate is some sort of dumping ground. It’s bringing the whole area down.”

The resident, too fearful to be named, called on Magherafelt District Council through this newspaper to clean up the site.

“The council need to move on this,” added the resident.

“People are too scared to say anything because if they do, the next thing you know their windows are put through.”

“Something needs to be done and it needs to be done now.”