Council Chairman opens vehicle maintenance facility at Gortrush

Published: 6th April 2016

The Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Thomas O’Reilly, officially opened a new extension to the garage facility at Gortrush Depot on Wednesday 6 April 2016.

The new facilities include two vehicle maintenance bays with one rolling road bay and pit suitable for HGV’s, as well as new stores and parts areas. The work was carried out by local contractors, McCuskers of Dromore, at a cost of £260,000.

With three mechanics employed, the new facility will cater for the maintenance of the full range of Council vehicles, from bin lorries to small vans. The in/out, drive-through design of the garage improves the flow of council vehicles through the facility and creates a safer working environment.

Commenting on the refurbished garage, Councillor O’Reilly said that it is an important investment in the Council’s estate, which will pay dividends in the longer term. “This upgrading the garage facility at Gortrush Depot means that, together with the new vehicle maintenance facility at Killyvilly Depot in Enniskillen, all the vehicles in the fleet, from bin lorries to vans and ride-on mowers, will be serviced and maintained in-house. This will ensure a more efficient and cost-effective delivery of service and the initial investment in providing these facilities will result in longer-term savings for the Council”.

 

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For further information please contact Elizabeth Harkin, tel: 0300 303 1777 or email: Elizabeth.harkin@fermanaghomagh.com

 

 

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