FERMOY BUSINESSMAN HITS OUT OVER STRICT LITTER WARDENS AUDIENCE
Fermoy businessman Michael Moorehouse this week admitted his surprise and annoyance at the ‘strictness’ of litter wardens when he was recently forbidden from putting up signs around his new tyre centre in the town.
Michael had been opened less than a week when the wardens informed him that if he did not remove the signs, he would be fined €150 for each display.
Michael told The Avondhu that he was surprised by the litter warden’s strictness. “I thought it was a bit unfair, I’ve just started up a business and I’m trying to publicise it. I’m also bringing a new business to Fermoy, so you’d think I’d by welcomed by all.”
Michael was also shocked with how quickly the wardens reacted.
“I put the signs up on the Sunday night and first thing Monday morning there were two wardens telling me to take them down. I must say they had a polite manner in telling me but I’m still annoyed with the issue.”
Michael Moorehouse then contacted Mayor, Noel McCarthy who this week struck a compromise with the county council.
“I was told by Noel that I’m allowed to keep two small signs up near the centre, so I suppose it’s better than nothing.”
Cork County council believe that their stance was tough but fair.
“The litter wardens are doing their job and carrying out their duties in accordance with the litter act. So the rules are clear,” a spokesperson for Cork County Council told The Avondhu.
Michael believed the signs have helped promote awareness about his business.
“The first couple of weeks have been very good. Business would have been even better if all the signs remained up.”
Friday 23rd April 1:41pm