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Seven year wait since ABC Council formed but new boundary signs finally on way

The new boundary signs have been long in the waiting but are now being manufactured and will be placed in 29 agreed locations across the borough

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Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council’s boundary welcome signage looks set to finally make an appearance more than seven years after the council was formed.

Confirmation that the signs are now being manufactured was provided to councillors at the monthly meeting by head of estates and asset management, Jonathan Hayes.

The issue was raised at the meeting by Councillor Tim McClelland, who noted officers had previously given assurances the signage would be good to go in 29 locations across the borough and sought assurances that was still the case.

“I raised this issue at our meeting in April and in my remarks I made reference to the fact officers had given an assurance to me that, by the end of April, we should be in a ‘good to go’ scenario in terms of approval from the Department for Infrastructre across the 29 proposed locations,” he said.

“I’m raising this matter again as it would be good to have an assurance from officers that we are indeed in a ‘good to go’ situation and the roll-out on the ground will be happening imminently on this.”

Mr Hayes confirmed the location of all 29 signs has now been approved by DfI and said manufacture of the signs is now underway.

“I am happy to confirm the Department has now approved the location of all the signs across the borough and we have instructed the commencement of the manufacture of these signs,” he said.

“We are waiting on the contractor to give us an updated programme on the signs but we can confirm that all locations have been agreed by the Department, signs are being manufactured at the moment and we are waiting on an update in relation to those signs.”

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