Council takes the biscuit

CONCERNS have been raised about the superior offering of biscuits at council meetings held in Strabane in comparison to Derry. 

At a meeting between the Derry City and Strabane District Council Environment Committee, it emerged that those present at Strabane meetings received a total of three biscuits along with complimentary tea or coffee, while those at Derry meetings saw only a scant single biscuit provided with their respective brews. 

While the meeting did not ‘crumble’ as a result, the revelation prompted shouts of ‘inequality’ from one local councillor. 

Reportedly, the biscuits provided at Strabane include shortbread, digestives and even bourbon creams. 

This is one of the unforeseen results of a merger between Strabane and Derry Council in 2015, meaning council meetings are split between the Guildhall and Strabane council offices on the Derry Road. 

During the meeting, the more serious issue of reducing the amount of landfill that goes to waste was also discussed.

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