It might be March - but bonfire tensions are already hotting up in Antrim
Thursday, 16 March 2017
CONCERNED residents on Antrim's Dublin Road have pleaded with the organisers of the estate's Twelfth of July bonfire to 'have some consideration' for local people after they began storing material for the pyre from last month.
They fear that the early stockpiling will encourage fly-tipping.
One resident said that the majority of local people support the bonfire - but not the early start.
“It's just too early," said the man, who did not want to be named.
Meanwhile, Sinn Fein MLA Declan Kearney has been accused of 'adding to the tensions' by using the situation as a 'photo opportunity' rather than getting involved in 'meaningful engagement'.
*Read the full story in this week's Antrim Guardian
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