Grants should be made available to Farmers to assist with Snow clearing HARTE
Snow clearing in country areas could be helped with assistance from the farming community says Cllr JIMMY HARTE,Labour General Election Candidate
” The last month has shown us that the severe weather can bring the country to a halt and many schools,shops and businesses could not open as stafff and pupils were unable to get to their places of employment.
Retailers have also been affected and the economic cost cannot be calculated,” says Cllr Harte
“We must look to the farming community who have the local knowledge and can use equipment to clear many side roads that the council cannot get to. I feel that by getting farmers involved would be a benefit to the commmunity and we as a council should help with a grant to purchase equipment that farmers can use to get the roads open again. This severe weather may return and we need all the help to get the community functioning and the farming community have shown in the past that they are willing to be participants in the process.Other countries such as France are engaging in this and we can learn from their experience.”