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There’s no area in Mayo that can be easily called as to where the seats will be divided out in next week’s local elections, but the new West Mayo area is probably the hardest. The re-drawing of the boundaries last year has seen the old Westport and Belmullet areas thrown together into one giant swathe of land that stretches right from the northern tip of the county right down the west coast to the Galway border. Currently there are eight councillors sitting in the two areas and this time out there are only seven seats up for grabs in the new giant district.
Nominations for the Local Elections on May 23 closed on Saturday.
Westport town councillors are to attend the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe which will take place on October 30.
A CCTV system for Westport has still not been signed off at Garda Headquarters. At the town’s JPC meeting on Monday, Superintendent Aidan Foley said that the application has been submitted however there had been no progress on it and he could not give a commitment as to when it will be signed off.
Councillor Christy Hyland said that a manmade beach at The Quay would really set Westport apart from other towns and should be considered while enhancement works are taking place at The Quay under Smarter travel project funding.
Westport Town Councillors have postponed making a decision on whether the middle Mall should be reduced to one lane as part of smarter travel works for the town.
Fianna Fáil town councillor Brendan Mulroy wants it to be an offence for anyone to walk on the roads without wearing a high-visability vest.
The superintendent of Westport, Aiden Foley has reassured the public that there are adequate Garda resources in Westport and he will continue to bring anyone who commits crime in Westport before the court.
Councillor Myles Staunton made a proposal at the Westport Joint Policing Committee meeting this week that a provision should be put in the Anti-Social policy document which will enable the “immediate expulsion from local authority housing” of anyone who lives in social housing and who allows someone who is involved in anti-social behaviour to stay with them.
The impending abolition of the town councils was discussed by the Westport councillors at last week’s annual budget meeting. Cllr Christy Hyland first raised the issue by saying: “Westport is a good example of a town council and now people will have to go over to the new municipal authority with cap in hand like Oliver, asking please sir can I have more?”