Belfast Telegraph

Belfast Twelfth clean-up costs revealed

The cost to clean up after this year's Twelfth celebrations in Belfast has been revealed.

The BBC reports Belfast City Council employed 86 staff for street cleaning after the main procession through the city at a cost of just under £21,000.

That is the lowest it has been since 2013.

Thousands descended on the city for the annual parade to Barnett's Demesne and the subsequent return. Given the day is a public holiday workers are paid a higher rate.

In the past five years £153,000 of ratepayers' cash has been used for the clean-up operation.

The council said the number of staff involved reflected the scale of the parades right across the city and not just through the centre.

"This means more staff being required at a wider number of locations across the city, as well as ensuring city centre streets are cleansed ahead of trading hours commencing in the afternoon," The council told the BBC.

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