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All Homes Should Have House Numbers Clearly Identified

24 April, 2012 - by Oliver McMullan

East Antrim Sinn Fein MLA Oliver Mc Mullan has called on Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy to make it a legal requirement that all domestic properties display their allocated number.

Mr McMullan said 

“I held a meeting with representatives of the Emergency Services and one of the points that was raised was the lack of clarity in addresses especially in rural areas.

“In rural areas it is not unusual for either the Fire Brigade, PSNI or the Ambulance Service to spend valuable time looking for an address as many homes do not display their number.  It is also important that laneways on which homes are situated are clearly named and identifiable.

“The few minutes looking for a correct address could be the difference between life and death in certain circumstances so it is in the interests of the homeowner to have their house clearly numbered.

“I am calling on the Department of Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy to ensure that it is legal requirement to have a home number clearly on show at every address in order to assist the Emergency Services.”

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