Sligo Borough Council has embarked on a series of measures to enhance the town’s appearance.Painting work has continued over the summer months, with painting of railings on Rockwood Parade and John F Kennedy being carried out. Litter bins have also been painted in the town and currently work is being carried out on the bollards at either end of O’Connell Street.
Recently Arleston Cleaning Services from Omagh, Co Tyrone, have been carrying out trials on chewing gum removal in part of the pedestrian areas along Rockwood Parade and Water Lane and this has proved proved very successful. Both of these areas have been power washed and cleaned after removal of the gum. This is an area that Sligo Borough Council will be considering for inclusion in the Budget for the coming year. Sligo Borough Council would appeal to people and the youth especially to dispose of chewing gum in the existing litter bins. Many of the Litter bins are being used to dispose of house hold waste ant these bins will be targeted and also to use Litter bins
As well as the above, Sligo Local Authorities has received €30,000 in funding for Graffiti removal in RAPID areas. This money is part of the National Graffiti Reduction Programme, supported by the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform and delivered through POBAL. This first tranche of money will be used to tackle Graffiti in RAPID areas. An application for funding for Non-RAPID Areas has also been made and Sligo Borough Council is awaiting approval. Work in the RAPID areas will commence in the coming weeks.
- Tobergal Lane after recent chewing gum clean up.