Council reveals cleansing costs for Clipper, St. Patrick’s Day, Hallowe’en and ABOD parade

The cost of cleaning up after the Clipper festival last year was over five times that of St. Patrick's Day, Apprentice Boys' 'Derry Day' parade and Hallowe'en combined.
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The Council have revealed the cleansing cost for the popular maritime festival was £45973.28.

The collective cleansing costs for St. Patrick's Day (£782.11), the Apprentice Boys' Relief of Derry demonstration (£310.57) and Hallowe'en (£7862.16) was £8,954.84 in 2022.

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The figures were released in response to a Freedom of Information request.

The cleansing cost for Hallowe'en in 2022 was £7862.16.The cleansing cost for Hallowe'en in 2022 was £7862.16.
The cleansing cost for Hallowe'en in 2022 was £7862.16.

According to the Council 2022 was the only year when expenses were incurred on cleansing during the Apprentice Boys' parade.

There were no expenses incurred on St. Patrick's Day in 2020 and 2021 and on Hallowe'en in 2020 due to COVID-19.

The Clipper fleet did not visit between 2019 and 2021 but in 2018 the cleansing bill for the festival was £22,180.4.

The total cleansing bills over the past five years were: Clipper (£68,153.75); Hallowe'en (£21,413.81); St. Patrick' Days (£3,464.57); and the August Apprentice Boys parade (£310.57).

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