Coun­cil­lors want an in­crease in staff

Wicklow People (Arklow) - - NEWS -

STAFFING lev­els acrosss Ark­low Mu­nic­i­pal District, both in the Ark­low of­fice and on the out­door team were a bone of con­tention amongst the lo­cal coun­cil­lors at their re­cent meet­ing as they en­quired when fur­ther re­sources will be ap­proved for the area.

Cllr Pat Fitzger­ald said that more staff is needed to run the Ark­low of­fice and that ‘staff are chop­ping and chang­ing like the new time in Wicklow’.

He also ques­tioned why calls for Ark­low Mu­nic­i­pal District au­to­mat­i­cally con­nect to Wicklow County Coun­cil and then have to be trans­ferred back to Ark­low.

‘It is cre­at­ing a bad im­age and it is very frus­trat­ing for peo­ple in Ark­low,’ he said.

Cllr Pat Kennedy asked of­fi­cials to make it a pri­or­ity and to have some­one sort the mat­ter out once and for all.

Mean­while mem­bers were in­formed that a num­ber of new out­door staff have been ap­pointed and that some mem­bers have been pro­moted to the role of ganger.

The mem­bers agreed that all the staff are ded­i­cated and do great work, but said that they need more man­power.

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