Green Men sweepers demand for Stradbally & Portarlington

Stradbally Cllr James Deegan wants the council’s mechanical streetsweeper brought to his village.

Stradbally Cllr James Deegan wants the council’s mechanical streetsweeper brought to his village.

“The eastern area, Emo and Luggacurran seem to the be poor relation for resources. Portlaoise has the Green man, and Abbeyleix have mechanical sweeping brushes.

“Here in Stradbally we have a man with a brush, when he sweeps dog foul, that brush is contaminated. When Laois Hunt meet, their horses leave their calling card and that has to be cleaned up,” he said.

Cllr Ray Cribbin said the Green Man was needed in Portarlington too.

“It’s quite true. The only man we have now is Denis Lalor, who is out sweeping at 5am,” he said.

“Street sweeping is being done, it is not possible to extend it. The green man is hugely expensive,” was the council area engineer’s reply.