Roads minister tells contractors to stop fixing streetlights and repairing potholes

Danny Kennedy

Danny Kennedy

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Tens of thousands of street lights could be left unlit during the winter months as a result of Stormont funding cuts.

That is the warning from regional development minister Danny Kennedy today, who said that is just one consequence of a £15m budget reduction he is being forced to accept, amounting to 4.4 per cent of his department’s cash.

He also said he has ordered that contractors must not carry out grass cutting, repairing of potholes, and repainting of road markings.

 

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