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O Connor welcomes SDCC plans for emergencies


Local Councillor Charlie O’Connor says he welcomes plans by South Dublin County Council to deal with emergencies over the Christmas period.

Speaking at the December meeting of the Council he stressed the importance of such arrangements for the local community.

He said:

“The Council has maintenance crews on standby to deal with emergencies over the Christmas period.

“An emergency service is provided where members of the public seeking assistance in an emergency can contact the Council’s out of hours emergency number at 01 4574907.”

He was told by Council management that “the Winter Gritting season has already commenced and SDCC gritters have been out on a number of occasions. The Council’s Winter Maintenance Plan 2017/18 was approved at Area Committee level last month.”

The Council report also added that “crews from Roads, Water and Drainage, Housing and the Public Realm are on call to deal with flooding, fallen trees, frozen/burst pipes and other weather related incidents. In the event of severe adverse weather the elected members, the public and business community will be kept advised of the ongoing situation using the Council’s Website, Twitter, Facebook, E-Mail, SMS text and regular press releases. Winter Ready information is available on the Councils website and provides useful guidance for members of the public in dealing with adverse weather conditions.”

He said it was important that organisations and members of the public are fully aware of the availability of Council resources in the event of emergencies and he hoped that use of the facility would be made as necessary.