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The row over the potential imposition of on-street parking charges in Westport moved up another notch again this week.
The controversial topic of the introduction of on-street parking charges in Westport is set to a head on Monday.
Mayo County Council made payments of €875,561.82 to current and former councillors last year.
Westport Fianna Fáil councillor Brendan Mulroy has called for the removal of courtesy crossings in the town.
Mayo County Council hopes to raise an additional €503,000 from the implementation of parking charges in eight Mayo towns.
At a recent meeting of Mayo County Council’s Roads and Transportation Strategic Policy Committee, the committee noted the significant number of pedestrian fatalities on Irish roads, currently standing at 26 so far this year. Last year 35 pedestrians were killed on Irish roads: 23 of which fatalities occurred in rural areas.
A presentation on the Housing Capital Programme for Mayo County Council in the West Mayo region this week turned into a debate on the future of rural Ireland. Comments from the councillors followed a presentation by head of housing for Mayo County Council, Paul Benson. Achill based Fianna Fáil councillor Paul MacNamara said: "What about rural Ireland? If we build all these houses in urban areas are we going to close the door on rural Ireland? Of the 220 houses, there is nothing here for rural Ireland. The sites have to be acquired."
Westport is no stranger to success at national Tidy Towns awards over the years, and next weekend, Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25, the town will host the 2017 National Tidy Towns Conference. The conference is a unique opportunity for Tidy Towns groups around the country to learn from and share their experiences with other Tidy Towns communities nationwide. There will also be guidance on the preparation for the 2017 competition and it will feature three lectures from three national tidy town adjudicators.
Community representatives and Mayo County Council joined together at the annual Local Authorities Members Association (LAMA) awards in Dublin, where Mayo County Council was shortlisted as a finalist with a record number of nine projects across seven different categories.
The raising of a loan of €2.5 million for the purchase of 40 acres of land in the Westport House estate by Mayo County Council, along with some other land the council is looking at buying in the county, was passed without any formal objections at the council's February meeting on Monday.