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Belfast Twelfth clean-up costs revealed

Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade through Belfast City Centre on Thursday.
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Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade through Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Annual Orange Order parade takes place in Belfast with lodges and bands making their way through the city centre to the field at Shaws Bridge. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Annual Orange Order parade takes place in Belfast with lodges and bands making their way through the city centre to the field at Shaws Bridge. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 12th July 2018 Annual Orange Order parade takes place in Belfast with lodges and bands making their way through the city centre to the field at Shaws Bridge. John Wilkie from Scotland. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade through Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 12th July 2018 Annual Orange Order parade takes place in Belfast with lodges and bands making their way through the city centre to the field at Shaws Bridge. David English from LOL1197 North Belfast. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 12th July 2018 Annual Orange Order parade takes place in Belfast with lodges and bands making their way through the city centre to the field at Shaws Bridge. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 12th July 2018 Annual Orange Order parade takes place in Belfast with lodges and bands making their way through the city centre to the field at Shaws Bridge. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Annual Orange Order parade takes place in Belfast with lodges and bands making their way through the city centre to the field at Shaws Bridge. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 A Local artist paints St Patrick's on the 12th Morning as Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Brian Kingston takes part as thousands of people line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 12: An Orange man enjoys a burger before the start of the annual 12th of July Orange march and demonstration takes place on July 12, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The marches across the province celebrate King William of Orange's victory over the Catholic King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 12th July 2018 Annual Orange Order parade takes place in Belfast with lodges and bands making their way through the city centre to the field at Shaws Bridge. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 12th July 2018 Annual Orange Order parade takes place in Belfast with lodges and bands making their way through the city centre to the field at Shaws Bridge. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 12th July 2018 Annual Orange Order parade takes place in Belfast with lodges and bands making their way through the city centre to the field at Shaws Bridge. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Abby Preston, aged five watches on during the annual 12th of July Orange march and demonstration taking place on July 12, 2018 in Belfast (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 12: Young band members throw their batons in the air as the annual 12th of July Orange march and demonstration taking place on July 12, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The marches across the province celebrate King William of Orange's victory over the Catholic King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 12: Abby Preston, aged five poses for a photograph during the annual 12th of July Orange march and demonstration taking place on July 12, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The marches across the province celebrate King William of Orange's victory over the Catholic King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 12: Young band members throw their batons in the air as the annual 12th of July Orange march and demonstration taking place on July 12, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The marches across the province celebrate King William of Orange's victory over the Catholic King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 12: An Orange flute band take a breather as the annual 12th of July Orange march and demonstration taking place on July 12, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The marches across the province celebrate King William of Orange's victory over the Catholic King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 12: An Orange flute band poses for a picture during the annual 12th of July Orange march and demonstration taking place on July 12, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The marches across the province celebrate King William of Orange's victory over the Catholic King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 12: An Orange flute band member screams as the annual 12th of July Orange march and demonstration taking place on July 12, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The marches across the province celebrate King William of Orange's victory over the Catholic King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 12: Orange men wait for the start of the annual 12th of July Orange march and demonstration taking place on July 12, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The marches across the province celebrate King William of Orange's victory over the Catholic King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 12: A young Orange man poses for a photograph during the annual 12th of July Orange march and demonstration taking place on July 12, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The marches across the province celebrate King William of Orange's victory over the Catholic King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Bandsmen and Orange order members take part in the annual Twelfth of July celebrations in Belfast city centre, marking the victory of King William III's victory over James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 12, 2018. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Bandsmen and Orange order members take part in the annual Twelfth of July celebrations in Belfast city centre, marking the victory of King William III's victory over James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 12, 2018. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Bandsmen and Orange order members take part in the annual Twelfth of July celebrations in Belfast city centre, marking the victory of King William III's victory over James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 12, 2018. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Bandsmen and Orange order members take part in the annual Twelfth of July celebrations in Belfast city centre, marking the victory of King William III's victory over James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 12, 2018. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

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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