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  • The Hanover Parish Council is undertaking drain-cleaning and maintenance works in the town of Lucea.
  • Chairman of the Council, Mayor Wynter McIntosh said similar works will be undertaken in other major towns in the parish.

The Hanover Parish Council is undertaking drain-cleaning and maintenance works in the town of Lucea.

Chairman of the Council, Mayor Wynter McIntosh, told JIS News that a six-man crew has been employed to remove garbage and other debris from the channels.

He said that residents are happy about the project, which got under way six weeks ago. He informed that all crucial drains are being cleaned.

“A number of the residents have been saying to me that this is something they wanted to see for a long time and that it is a move in the right direction,” he said.

“It is costing the council $320,000 monthly to maintain the drains and, so far, it’s a programme that is reaping success,” he noted.

Mayor McIntosh said similar works will be undertaken in other major towns in the parish.

“We’ll be looking at Hopewell, Sandy Bay, Johnson Town, Green Island and other town centres that need this type of exercise,” he told JIS News.

Mayor McIntosh appealed to residents to assist the process by not throwing plastic containers and other garbage in the drains and making use of the garbage receptacles provided.

“It’s a partnership between us (and the residents) and, therefore, I am simply asking for their cooperation, as everyone benefits,” he told JIS News.