Concern over street damage

A Cookstown councillor has urged Mid Ulster District Council to inspect the town’s public realm for defects.

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 5:25 pm

Speaking at a meeting of Council’s environment committee, Councillor John McNamee said he wanted officers to record defects on paving and kerbs.

“We have seen for this past while different utilities doing work and there is different damage to different parts of the public realm,” said Cllr McNamee, “I want to make sure that those responsible for this damage are held accountable.”

A council officer responded: “We have had problems in the past with utilities doing work around public realm schemes.

Cookstown town centre

“We will undertake that survey, it is very disappointing to see something like that happening, especially when you spend the amount of money we have on public realm schemes.”

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