Council outline strike disruption to services

Tue, 29/11/2011 - 10:16 -- Editor

As Derry gears up for massive public worker's industrial action tomorrow, Derry City Council have outlined how council services will operate over the 24-hour strike period.
Bin collections will be postponed and civic amenity sites will be closed, as will all leisure centres and sports facilities.
A spokesperson for Derry City Council outlined how strike action will affect services.
o The City Cemetery services will be available for the public.
o The District Registrar Office will be open for registration for Births, Deaths and Marriages at the Guildhall.
o The Council's Civic Offices on Strand Road will be open to the public wishing to access the building.

It is expected the following services will experience disruption.
o It is anticipated that both Refuse collection for householders and Street Cleansing Services will be significantly affected. Bins (Blue or Black) due to be collected on the 30th November should be left for collection on Saturday 03rd December, 2011
o Civic amenity sites will closed to the public.
o All leisure facilities including Templemore, Lisnagelvin, Brooke Park, Shantallow Community Centre, Bishop's Field Sports Hall and Synthetic Pitch, St Columb's Park Leisure Centres and the City Baths will close to the public.
o Public access to Council owned play parks will also be restricted including Brooke Park, St Columb's Park, Ballyarnett Country Park and Lisnagelvin playing pitches.
o The Council's Museum Services will also be affected with the Harbour Museum, the Workhouse Museum and the Tower Museum remaining closed to the public.

Members of the public are advised that normal services will resume on Thursday 01st December. Any changes or updates will be available at