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Sunday, October 17, 2021

Cllr Holmes offers update following tonights Special Council meeting

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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