5,000 EURO A WEEK TO CLEAN FERMOY STREETS
Based on an annual budget of €271,000, it has emerged that the cost of cleaning the streets in Fermoy works out at over €5,000 per week.
And now local town councillor, Michael Hanley, contends that the town must look to reduce the cost of street cleaning as its next challenge following the town’s continued success in the Irish Business Against Litter awards.
At this week’s monthly meeting of the council, Cllr Hanley suggested that IBAL add the cost effectiveness of a town’s street cleaning efforts when considering the awards in future. Cllr Hanley’s comments came as councillors congratulated Fermoy’s Tidy Towns groups for their continued success in the IBAL competition.
Fermoy came second in last year’s awards and was named ‘the most consistent litter free town in Ireland’ by judges having finished third in 2007 and coming out as the winner in 2006.
“The challenge given in this current financial situation is to maintain the high standing of the town while reducing costs rather than increasing them. Perhaps the awards should be judged on the efficiency of a town’s efforts,” Cllr Hanley suggested.
Cllr John Murphy, chairman of the Fermoy Tidy Town’s committee said it was an honour to receive Fermoy’s award on behalf of the town this year.
Thursday 22nd January 5:22pm