Council officers are currently investigating the mystery of a bad smell that often engulfs Crumlin and the surrounding area.
Alderman Mervyn Rea told members at last Thursday’s Environment and Borough Services Committee that he had received lots of complaints about the foul stench that is causing grief to local residents.
With it being the summer months, smells from agriculture are expected however Alderman Mervyn Rea said that this is worse than any type of spreading.
He said: “Each summer I would have a number of complaints, it is a horrible smell. It is far and beyond the smell of poultry manure.
“This clings for at least a week, there’s quite a lot of people who would like something done about it.
“This is not coming from agriculture. It’s unfair that people have to put up with it.”
Crumlin Councillor Anne Marie Logue: “I welcome the fact that Alderman Rea has brought this up. Environmental Health have been out and there has been no resolution.
“I received a letter from a resident pleading for the council to investigate.”
Alderman Rea added: “People out there are demanding a public meeting.”
The matter was passed to the council’s Environmental Health Department to investigate the matter further.