Calls to remove 'despicable' graffiti in Coalisland

Sinn Fein call for graffiti in Coalisland to be removed

Sinn Fein call for graffiti in Coalisland to be removed

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The graffiti problem in Coalisland has become "completely unacceptable", according to local Sinn Féin representatives.

They are calling for an onsite meeting with senior Mid Ulster District Council officials to discuss the matter.
Sinn Féin Councillor Joe O'Neill and Niamh Doris are demanding action.
“It is completely unacceptable that residents, including young children, are exposed to the despicable language that is being used in the graffiti around the town," said Cllr O'Neill.
"Therefore, I felt that it was necessary that I arrange a meeting between Sinn Féin and the council to try and get this situation resolved as soon as possible.”
Cllr Niamh Doris stressed that Sinn Féin has been actively working with residents, the Policing and Community Safety Partnership and Mid Ulster District Council to have the graffiti removed and have been successful in having the graffiti painted over.

Cllr Niamh Doris says Sinn Fein is working to have the graffiti removed

Cllr Niamh Doris says Sinn Fein is working to have the graffiti removed

She added “I believe that Coalisland is a great town with a lot of potential and with a lot of exciting projects coming up in the future. Anti-social behaviour such as this discourages further investment into the area and therefore it affects all of the residents of Coalisland. I would call for those responsible for the graffiti to stop immediately.”

Meanwhile, Cllr Doris has welcomed the Council’s clean-up of the illegal dumping in Kettle Lane and the resurfacing of the road.
“I want to thank the staff at Mid Ulster District Council who worked really hard to clean up the area around Kettle Lane in such a short amount of time”,j she said.

Calling for those who were accountable to stop, she added: “I would like to remind those responsible for the fly tipping that the cleaning up costs money to rate payers and those who insist on fly tipping are committing environmental vandalism and are placing an additional financial burden on their neighbours in times of economic stringency. Those responsible are harming their own community and there is no excuse for this behaviour as the council offers an excellent waste disposal service in the area.”