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Thursday 24 April 2014

Residents may have to help road sweepers

ESTATES IN the Malahide/Howth electoral area may soon be able to work with Fingal County Council to help road sweepers by getting their cars out of the way of the machines.

Cllr Peter Coyle (Lab) approached the council with the idea that advance notice to residents associations on selected estates might enable residents to remove their cars from the street so the council's street cleaning machines can do a more thorough job. The council's operations department is open to the idea of engaging with residents on the issue and it explained how the street cleaning schedule works as it stands. The local authority said: ' In the Howth/Malahide area, street cleansing is carried out using a large Road Sweeper, two mini Road Sweepers and by litter collection crews.' It added: ' The shift cleansing team operate with two mini road sweepers and litter collection personnel. ' They are assigned to the towns of Malahide, Portmarnock and Howth and the residential estates of these towns. ' The day cleansing team comprises litter collection personnel, assigned to the areas other than the towns of Malahide, Portmarnock and Howth, including residential estates. ' These crews are available to respond to cleansing problems at specific locations as they arise and subject to the availability of resources. 'Any particular difficulties with street parking impacting on street cleansing operations can be examined. This matter will be kept under review.'

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