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McGuire welcomes roll out of External Maintenance schemes in Derg Area

Published: 18 November, 2014

Derg Sinn Féin councillor Kieran McGuire has this week welcomed the overdue External Cyclical Maintenance schemes that are taking place throughout the Derg Electoral area.

Speaking this week,

"The ECM schemes have started in a number of villages. Works include fixing, replacing and painting Fascia and Soffit which were causing particular problems to residents as birds were able to find their way in through the gaps to nest.

Roofs and gutters are also to be cleaned down, fences are to be fixed or replaced and painted, porches and doors are to be fixed or replaced and windows are to be fixed and painted with the rest of the estate being given a general facelift.

This work is much needed with some estates in a very poor state. I am also lobbying the local office to have the roll out of PVC windows in the remainder of the district which is essential in this time of high fuel poverty. The local office has applied for funding for this and is hopeful to have funding in place in early 2015".