TV Licensing is working with Newry and Mourne District Council to ensure the transition from unnamed to named roads for more than 300 householders and businesses is made as simple as possible for owner/occupiers.
The Licensing Section of Newry and Mourne District Council has identified approximately 71 unnamed roads in the District. These roads will need new address allocations and will be followed by a re-alignment of existing addresses in a number of areas across the district.
The Council is currently informing those affected as well as working with statutory bodies and relevant organisation about the new address allocations. This includes TV Licensing, Royal Mail, Northern Ireland Electricity, Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service, Police Service of Northern Ireland and The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service.
Deborah King, TV Licensing spokesperson forNorthern Irelandsaid: ‘We have been working closely with Newry and Mourne District Council to ensure householders or business owners affected – from Jonesborough and Newtownhamilton to Hilltown and Annalong – find the transition as simple as possible. We’ve updated our database so licensed homeowners and tenants should not have to take any action. However, we do realise there will be a transition period so would urge anyone who receives an unexpected letter over the coming weeks to get in touch with us.’
Colum Jackson, Assistant Director of Environment, Health and Building Service Department from Newry and Mourne District Council added: ‘We are delighted to be working with TV Licensing and other organisations to ensure that householders and business affected know what they need to do to update their records. It is vitally important to ensure that all premises in the district have an official road name to assist emergency services and other important services. We would like to thank those affected and the stakeholders we have engaged with for their support during this process.’
Customers who have concerns can contact TV Licensing on 0300 790 6083 with their licence number to ensure their licence is attributed to the correct address. Anyone without a licence should visit tvlicensing.co.uk/payinfo or call 0300 790 6083 to buy a licence if one is needed.
A colour TV Licence currently costs £145.50 and is needed for watching or recording TV programmes as they are shown on TV, whether they are using a TV set, computer, or any other equipment. Anyone watching TV illegally risks prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000.
To buy a TV Licence, or find our more information about licensing requirements, visit tvlicensing.co. uk/info
For further information about the unnamed roads project please visit
www.newryandmourne.gov.uk /unnamed_roads_project or telephone the Licensing Section, Newry and Mourne District Council’s Environment, Health and Building Services Department on (028) 3031 3000, or email firstname.lastname@example.org