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Council plans enhanced street and beach cleaning for summer

Jun 3, 2021 08:06 By radiokerrynews
Council plans enhanced street and beach cleaning for summer Council plans enhanced street and beach cleaning for summer
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Enhanced street and beach cleaning, more bins and increased litter inspections all form part of a Kerry County Council reopening plan.

The document was released by Director of Services, Charlie O'Sullivan to Cathaoirleach of the local authority, Councillor Patrick O'Connor-Scarteen.

Following the Government announcement on May 28th to further ease restrictions, including the reopening of restaurants and bars for outdoor services, the council has been engaged with Gardaí and businesses to form a plan.

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From June 7th, outdoor service will be permitted for groups up to six and indoor service can resume on July 5th.

An operational plan for outdoor dining and management of tourism facilities has been developed by Kerry County Council ahead of an expected influx of visitors in the coming months.

Street cleaning is to be enhanced, bins will be emptied more frequently and there will be a particular emphasis on weekend cleaning arrangements.

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Opening hours for public toilets will be extended and the facilities will be cleaned more.

The council has ordered additional bins for towns, amenities and beaches.

There will be more litter control inspections and premises will be monitored to ensure they are complying with the conditions around the granting of street furniture.

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A litter awareness campaign will also be run by the council.

Regular meetings will take place between the council, Gardaí and relevant businesses to co-ordinate a joint approach to reopening.

The plan also says that lifeguards will be back on Kerry beaches from this Saturday (June 5th)

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