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.’