Mountmellick could soon be getting a new machine dedicated exclusively to cleaning the streets.
The news that new equipment could be on the way was revealed by Laois County Council after Cllr Paddy Bracken tabled a motion at a recent meeting.
He called on the local authority to purchase or hire a mini-street sweeper for Mountmellick.
Mr. Edmond Kenny, District Engineer, replied in writing.
“Laois County Council will seek funding from the Environment Department to assist with the purchase/hire of a mini street sweeper,” he said.
Cllr Bracken welcomed the news because of the size of the town and to address the litter problems.
Cllr Ollie Clooney, Independent, was also pleased and suggested that every town should have such a machine.
Mr Kenny replied that sweeping is undertaken in other towns periodically.
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