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16/09/2021

Plans to tackle clothing bank scams in Carlow 'will identify operators to their check license'

It comes just weeks after Carlow residents were warned about a fake clothing collection

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Cllr Michael Doran raised the propspect of an "outright ban" on clothing banks

Carlow County Council's plan to tackle clothing bank scams could see "rent" being charged for use of the space and the local authority are also looking at identifying the operator of all clothing banks to ensure they're properly licensed. 

It comes just weeks after Carlow residents were warned about a clothing collection scam after leaflets were handed into homes across the county.  

The fake leaflet was looking for donations for a breast cancer prevention programme.

The issue came up at this month's meeting of Carlow County Council when Cllr Michael Doran raised the propspect of an "outright ban" on clothing banks. 

Senior engineer at Carlow County Council, Brian O'Donovan, said the Council were looking at "various options" which included renting the space to the operator and getting a guarantee that they will clean-up the space when the collection is finished. 

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