Hearty welcomes Transport NI’s South Armagh commitment

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Sinn Féin Councillor Terry Hearty has welcomed a commitment from Transport NI to begin weed spraying in the Crossmaglen area. hearty1The Slieve Gullion representative said that after lobbying the body about weeds and nettles in the area he had received an assurance that spraying would begin this week. “I am delighted to have secured a firm commitment from Transport NI that weed spraying will begin in Crossmaglen, Creggan and Culloville this week,” he said. “Community groups do tremendous work volunteering their time to make their towns and villages as welcoming and presentable as possible. It’s a shame when all that work is undone by unsightly weeds and nettles sprouting from every crack in the pavement and kerbstones. “There have been numerous clean up campaigns carried out this summer and despite doing an excellent job efforts can seem futile when the area still looks uncared for due to weeds. “I lobbied both the Housing Executive and Transport NI about the various pathways and alleys that they are responsible for and while I am happy a commitment has been given it is disappointing that these are the lengths communities must go to in order to get the basic services they are entitled to.
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September 2016Hearty added, “I will also be ensuring that this is not just a one off commitment to get me off their backs but that once the problem is dealt with they will regularly maintain the area to make sure it does not emerge to such levels again.”

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