LIMERICK City and County Council is to provide additional public toilets and an enhanced cleansing schedule this June Bank Holiday Weekend.
To support measures for an outdoor summer, the Council is providing public toilets in three key areas.
They are Merchant’s Quay, Arthur’s Quay Park and Robert Byrne Park on Clancy Strand.
The public toilets will operate on a 24 hour basis daily over the weekend and will be monitored regularly.
As part of initiatives to support the re-opening of society, Limerick City and County Council is providing 15 additional large volume bins at locations where people have been gathering and the current bins have been full.
In addition to the usual street cleaning schedule, Limerick City and County Council is providing an extra sweeper for the afternoons in the city and four additional staff will be working to ensure these areas are free of litter.
The Council is encouraging people to use the larger bins provided. It has been noticed recently that while the traditional grey bins were full, people we not using the larger dumpster size bins, sometimes located next to them.
The extra bins are being provided in Arthur’s Quay Park, George’s Quay, Merchant’s Quay, Treaty Stone, Curragower Park, St Michael’s Rowing Club, Shannon Bridge on river walkway, Honan’s Quay and St Mary’s Cathedral.
Again we’d like to remind people of personal responsibility when it comes to litter. They must use a bin or if a bin is full to take it to another one nearby or bring it home.
We all have to do our bit to help the environment and let’s leave no trace.
Limerick City and County Council is not planning on closing any area over fears of the gathering of large crowds over the Bank Holiday Weekend.
However, it will be closely monitoring the situation and will be in constant liaison with An Garda Síochána through the holiday period.
Traditionally, the bank holiday weekend would see people from Limerick travel to seaside towns, predominantly in neighbouring Clare and Kerry.
Again, in partnership with our colleagues in the HSE, UL Hospitals Group and An Garda Síochána we are appealing to the people of Limerick to enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend and to do so in a safe and responsible manner. Remember to follow all the health guidelines.