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Council steps up street cleaning efforts in Strabane area

18 July 2018

Derry City and Strabane District Council has invested almost £125,000 in an additional road sweeper lorry for Strabane town in an effort to step up street cleaning in the area.

This brings the total number of road sweepers for Strabane town and District area to three, enabling teams to reach more areas for mechanical clean-up. The new vehicle has additional brushes to do specific work on roundabouts, traffic islands and other road structures.

Welcoming the investment, the Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor John Boyle said the new equipment would make a real difference to the area.

“Our street cleansing team do a tough often thankless job, every day of the year, braving all kinds of weather conditions to help keep our communities tidy,” he said.

“Having a dedicated road sweeper lorry for Strabane town and two others vehicles for the surrounding villages including Artigarvan, Donemana, Ballymagorry, Sion Mills, Castlederg and Magheramason will be a great asset for the local area.

“It will also help service new housing developments in the District keeping communities clean. However, it must be noted that the onus on keeping our streets clean isn’t just on the Council workers. We all have a role to play in binning litter, scooping poop and reporting people who don’t abide by these rules.”

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