Wednesday, September 21, 2022

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THERE will be lights this Christmas, the CEO of Waterford City and County Council confirmed, as fears of threats to service was raised at September’s Plenary meeting.  

With the energy crisis ongoing, Cllr Thomas Phelan asked if Waterford Council was facing any threat to service in terms of street and Christmas lights. 

In reply, CEO Michael Walsh said he doesn’t envisage any “nuclear situations” in the context of energy in the coming year for public or Christmas lighting.  

“The difficulties, I think, will be the following year, simply on a budgetary basis and the way some of the tenders are falling,” Mr Walsh said, while remarking that on a national scale the ESB tender was “frightening”. 

“We will be looking to sustain service but equally we will be looking to be prudent in any way possible with energy use over the coming months,” he said. 

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