Lord Mayor helps in storm clear-up

Mayor Gareth Wilson and Lavelle McIlwrath
Mayor Gareth Wilson and Lavelle McIlwrath

Lord Mayor, Councillor Gareth Wilson made the most of the cancellation of his official engagements yesterday (Monday) to don his high-vis jacket and do some storm clearance work.

Writing on his Facebook page, Councillor Wilson said a lull in the wind allowed him and good friend Lavelle McIlwrath - with the help of chainsaws - to open a couple of roads in Tandragee.

He said, “Got calls about a tree blocking a pedestrian pathway used as a popular shortcut and also blocking one lane on Madden road. The other blocking a road close to Cusher bridge.

“Thinking about all our various departments out tonight restoring power and dealing with massive trees - they are doing great work and we must give them time to get the job done in difficult conditions.”