Streets and footpaths in Ballina town centre are set to get a deep clean to include chewing gum removal.

It’s all part of the major effort to keep Ballina looking good as the town celebrates its 300th year anniversary this year.

The Mayor of Ballina, Independent councillor Mark Duffy, a member of Ballina Clean up group, called on the local authority to fund the deep clean, as he said the voluntary clean-ups continuously underway by the Ballina Clean Up group and Ballina Tidy Towns -  both voluntary groups -  were not enough to deal with chewing gum removal and the work involved in environmentally friendly solutions to tackle weeds on paths over the summer months.

He was speaking at the monthly meeting of Ballina Municipal District.

There is a full schedule of events planned for Ballina this year, and Mayor Duffy spoke to Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley about why the deep clean is necessary...



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