Monthly Archives: February 2015

MARTIN WELCOMES HILLSBOROUGH ROAD WORKS

Cllr Stephen Martin

Cllr Stephen Martin
Lisburn North
07706 526036

Councillor Stephen Martin has welcomed a commitment by the Council to carry out clean up works on a Council owned wooded area near to the scene of a recent fatality on the Hillsborough Road in Lisburn.

A local resident contacted Councillor Martin with concerns that if something wasn’t done a similar incident could result from overgrown trees on land owed by the Council on the same stretch of road.

Councillor Stephen Martin stated ‘Following representations, the Council have confirmed that the necessary works are due to start on Sunday 8 February and continue for up to 4 Sundays with partial road closures expected from 7am until midday on each of those days.’

‘While it might prove temporarily inconvenient, we can’t allow the tragedy that took place a few weeks ago to pass without making certain any potential risks in the area within our control are managed.’

‘I want to thank the concerned resident who highlighted the matter and all the diligent Environmental Services staff involved in progressing this issue so quickly.’

Woodland Park litter bin repair

Cllr Stephen Martin

Cllr Stephen Martin
Lisburn North
07706 526036

Councillor Stephen Martin has secured the repair of a litter bin at Woodland Park bus stop following complaints from local residents.

Councillor Martin stated ‘As soon as the issue was brought to my attention, I called out to see firsthand the damage.  The bin has broken open at its base and as a result rubbish had spilled over the footpath causing real difficulties for pedestrians and commuters.’

‘Council officers responded immediately and I am delighted a problem that could have went unreported was nipped in the bud very quickly due to quick actions of both the residents and council staff.’

‘I can not stress how important it is to report such issues to the Council so that would could end up being a significant health and safety issue is dealt with promptly.’