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Kelly joins Sinn Féin activists clearing snow

18 December, 2010 - by Gerry Kelly

Sinn Féin MLA for North Belfast Gerry Kelly, has joined teams of Sinn Féin activists in clearing and gritting paths of snow in North Belfast including Ardoyne and the New Lodge.

Speaking from outside the Ardoyne shops where the team was well under way in clearing a path to the local shops, chapels and folds Mr Kelly said:

“I want to thank all of the people who have come out in sub zero temperatures to help clear pathways in front of areas where local people would be most affected both here in Ardoyne and in the New Lodge.

“We have cleared and gritted the pathway in front of Ardoyne shops and have a team of volunteers who are also clearing the path to the local Holy Cross and Sacred Heart chapels in advance of Sunday services.

“We have also cleared the path at the nearby Fold in order to give the elderly living there access to and from their homes.

“On Friday as the snow began to fall our office, through our Councillors had contacted the Roads Service and requested grit to be left in several areas in advance and this delivery really has made all the difference.

“This truly is a community effort with all ages turning up to help. I would like to take this opportunity to remind people at these times to check on elderly neighbours to see if they need any help or just a bit of company as many are housebound due to the snow.”

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