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Mid Ulster MP calls for participation in upcoming consultation on Mid Ulster Council’s Bonfire Policy

4 June, 2018 - by Francie Molloy

Francie Molloy MP has today backed his party colleague Cllr Ronan McGinley, chair of the Mid Ulster Council Environment committee, in urging constituents to respond to the public consultation on bonfires, which goes live on the council’s website on June 4 4.


Councillor McGinley said:

 ‘The purpose of our council’s policy is to ensure that all bonfires which occupy council-owned land are built in a way which adheres to Health and Safety policy, paying particular notice to protecting Good Relations. 

“We want to see bonfires which present no threat to life, property or the environment and which are free from hate crime.


‘Today the council is launching the public consultation to garner feedback from the community on our proposals. I would call on anyone living in Mid Ulster to tae part n this consultation.


‘As with anything that involves the use of public money, accountability is at the heart of this issue, and we want to ensure that the service we provide to the community is in line with their wants and needs.”


Mid Ulster MP Francie Molloy urged the public to take part in shaping council policy on the bonfire issue.

 “We have seen in recent years the trauma and distress that rogue bonfires have caused to communities who live in fear during the summer months. 

“Anything that we can do to make bonfires safer and better managed, while protecting life, property and the environment and which recognises their place as an element of cultural celebration, must always be welcomed.


"I urge the public to respond to this hugely important consultation.”

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