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Sunday, October 17, 2021

Cllr Holmes offers update following tonights Special Council meeting
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UUP Councillor, Richard Holmes, has posted an update, on what was discussed and decided at tonights Special Full Council meeting.

Posting on social media the Councillor said:

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“Attending a special meeting of Full Council tonight to hear an update on how the council is dealing with the Corona-19 virus. 

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“We agreed a raft of proposals including how to maintain critical functions such as waste collection and registration of births and burials. 

Numerous facilities will close immediately including:

  • Leisure centres (as of this morning)
  • Tourist Info Centres
  • Flowerfield and Roe Vally Arts Centre
  • Museums
  • Community Centres on a case by case basis
  • Town halls (except for scheduled weddings)
  • Some public toilets being closed (we’ve struggled to keep them supplied with toilet rolls and soap!)
  • Events programme kept under review
  • Facilities will be used where possible to support government efforts to deal with the virus
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“Council meetings will reduce in frequency and some voting take place via email. This is a marathon and what we see in other countries is frightening. But the nation will get through it.”

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