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Motion seeks payment stations across district to let people donate cash to help homeless

If the notion wins majority support the idea will be looked at further with a view to implementing such a scheme across Newry, Mourne and Down

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A local councillor is seeking support to install contactless payment stations in urban areas to raise money to help the homeless.

The Alliance Party’s Patrick Brown will table a notice of motion to be debated at the monthly sitting of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council tonight (Monday).

He believes he has come up with a novel way of raising money for various charities working in this field.

The councillor – who represents the Rowallane area – will bring his notice of motion to debate when the meeting begins shortly.

His motion reads: “Given the continued high homelessness rates in the district and the rise in cashless transactions, this council commits to installing a number of contactless payment stations in main urban areas across the district which can gather donations for homelessness charities based in the district to distribute to those most in need.”

If the notion wins majority support the idea will be looked at further with a view to implementing such a scheme.

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