Dundalk Tidy Towns call for answers after 650 plants are lifted along the Navvy Bank

Dundalk Tidy Towns have called for action after a contractor working on behalf of Louth County Council removed 650 plants along the Navvy Bank.

The group, who recently retained their 12th Gold medal in as many years at the Tidy Town awards, took to social media to highlight the matter.

Sharing a number of pictures, Dundalk Tidy Towns said on their Facebook page: “Council hired a contractor to destroy the Navvy Bank. I say destroy because 650 plants were planted along the fence of pitch and putt by volunteers earlier this year and they send a contractor in without any instructions just cut the place to bits.

“So much for biodiversity.”

In a similar post on Twitter, the group added: “A contractor hired by @louthcoco has destroyed hundreds of newly planted trees (by TT volunteers) & countless numbers of existing gorse along the Navvy Bank! So much for the biodiversity drive.

“Whoever is responsible for instructing this needs to be held accountable!”