Council Parks Update: All Parks are now reopened following Storm Ali
September 22, 2018
*Council Parks Update: All Parks are now reopened following Storm Ali*
We are pleased to report that all Council parks are now re-opened. Please note there is a small area in Moira Demesne cordoned off from the public.
*Updates on Parks closures for Monday 24th & Tuesday 25th September*
Due to damage caused by Storm Ali, Moira Demesne will remain closed today, Monday 24th September. The park will reopen tomorrow, Tuesday 25th September but some areas will have restricted access.
Castle Gardens and Wallace Park have now reopened to the public.
We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience over the past number of days but the safety of all park users was paramount.
*Updates on Parks closures for Monday 24th September*
Due to damage caused by Storm Ali, Moira Demesne will remain closed today, Monday 24th September.
The Council is hopeful that Castle Gardens and Wallace Park will open late afternoon today.
Following ongoing reviews of Moira Demesne on Tuesday, we will provide further updates on social media and on our website. We sincerely apologise for this inconvenience but the safety of all park users is paramount.
*Update Saturday 22nd September*
Wallace Park, Castle Gardens and Moira Demesne remain closed. We apologise to all patrons, but the parks are not ready to be reopened due to the Storm Ali damage earlier this week. We will advise when the Parks are next open.
CLOSURES FRIDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER:
CLOSURES SATURDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER:
The Council apologises for any inconvenience caused but the safety of residents and park users remains paramount.
We will provide further updates on the reopening of these facilities on our social media channels and on our website as information becomes available.
For updates on the latest road closures within the Lisburn & Castlereagh area please visit: http://trafficwatchni.com/emergency-news
An Amber medium likelihood of medium impacts Wind warning has been issued for Northern Ireland valid 08:00 until 17:00 Wednesday 19th September.
The public are reminded to monitor the Met Office forecasts for their area and to be aware of the weather conditions and to heed safety warnings. Please click here for further information.
Members of the public should note the following numbers in case of an emergency:
Flooding Incident Line – 0300 2000 100
Northern Ireland Water Waterline 03457 440 088
Emergency services – 999 or 112
Housing Executive – 03448 920 901
Northern Ireland Electricity Networks – 03457 643 643
NI Gas Emergency Service – 0800 002 001
COUNCIL PARKS TO CLOSE ON WEDNESDAY 19TH SEPT DUE TO WIND WARNING
Due to the amber weather warning for high winds tomorrow (Wednesday 19th September) all Council parks and open spaces will be closed all day on Wednesday, reopening on Thursday.
Members of the public should not enter these parks during these times and avoid open spaces during high winds given the potential danger of falling trees and flying debris.
We would also like to remind residents to secure any outdoor equipment etc that may be at risk of lift during high periods of wind tomorrow.
As we move into tomorrow, arrangements due to the weather, may be subject to change so please check back for any operational updates.
Further information is also available at https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/winds
The Council apologizes for any inconvenience caused but the safety of residents and park users remains paramount.
REFUSE COLLECTIONS IN HIGH WINDS
During high winds, bins and kerbie boxes with a minimal amount of waste can be blown over, especially the mixed dry recyclable bin which contains lighter recycling materials.
The Council recommends that bins and kerbie boxes be brought back in as soon as possible after they have been emptied to avoid them blowing over, causing obstructions on roads or damage to property.
Residents are reminded that should they think their bin/box could be blown over during periods of high wind to consider waiting until the next scheduled collection day or taking their waste to one of the Council’s Household Recycling Centres.
If a resident’s bin or kerbie box does need to be emptied we would advise that they:
• Make sure the bin/box is closed and secure.
• Present your bin on the morning of collection and do not leave out overnight if possible.
• Bring your bin/box in as soon as possible after collection.
Thank you very much for your co-operation.