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New Wardens to Help Keep Town Centres Clean

February 2020 - The Ards Advertiser

David Lindsay (Director of Environment) with Alastair Kerr (Borough Cleansing Services Manager) and Allan Coulter (Town Centre Warden). Picture: Colin Maxwell.

Ards and North Down Borough Council has introduced new Town Centre Wardens across five areas in a bid to improve the cleanliness of our towns.

Based in Bangor, Comber, Donaghadee, Holywood and Newtownards, the newly appointed post-holders will serve as a point of contact for the local community, enabling the public to report town centre maintenance issues which can then be swiftly acted upon.

The Town Centre Wardens have a variety of functions that include cleaning public conveniences, litter picking as well as the removal of dog fouling, chewing gum, weeds on pavements, fly posters and graffiti on street signs and litter bins.

David Lindsay, Ards and North Down Borough Council’s Director of Environment, said:

“The new Town Centre Wardens will help to keep our town centres tidy. They will act as a point of contact for the local community and will be able to identify and report any defects or repairs required which will allow the Council’s Works teams to take prompt remedial action.”

“They’ll be permanently based in the respective town centres and will be in a position to pick up and resolve town centre cleansing maintenance issues when they arise without any significant delay. This will allow us to maintain the visual amenity of our town centres to a high standard at all times.”

The Town Centre Wardens will complement the routine cleansing maintenance schedules that Ards and North Down Borough Council already has in place. For more information, visit 


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