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2,500

The number of redundant Christmas trees shredded at eight sites across the county recently. The busiest site was Redmond Park in Wexford town.

27

The number of schools in the county visited during the 'Energy Cabin' tour during 2009. The cabin has solar panels, a wind turbine, a solar oven to illustrate the concept of renewable energy. Nine further schools received a visit during January.

2,836

The number of free trees distributed for planting by the county council to schools and community groups earlier this year.

176

The number of environmental complaints received by the local authority in the first month of the year. Litter or abandoned cars were the most common cause of complaint, comprising 114 of the total.

54

The number of chimney fires dealt with by the Wexford fire service in January – down six on the same month the previous year.

32

The number of council houses under construction at the moment – thirteen of them in Clonroche.

2,886

The number of driving licences issued by Wexford County Council during the first two months of 2010.

3.6 million

The number of euro budgeted for constructing the new public library at Mallin Street in Wexford. Work is already under way and the job should be completed early in 2011.

1,111

The number of telephone calls logged during the month of February by the planning section's customer service department – (053) 9176500 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Wednesday was the busiest day and three of the calls lasted more than 20 minutes.

20

The number of euro needed to buy a copy of the Bunclody local area plan. The same price applies to the plan for Ferns. Alternatively, find a computer, go on line and download for free.

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