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Civic receptions for new President and Westport judges
A group of innovative business owners from Westport have come together to create a plan which will see the Market Lane area of Westport become Ireland’s first sustainable neighbourhood in the west of Ireland.
Local volunteerism was commended at the annual West Region Tidy Town Competition awards ceremony which took place in the Wyatt Hotel, Westport, on Monday evening.
Westport native Inspector Joe McKenna will be in charge of policing in the Westport area for the foreseeable future, following Superintendent Mick Murray’s announcement that he is to retire.
Cathaoirleach of Westport Town Council, Councillor Christy Hyland, stressed that the installation of a CCTV system in the town should be rolled out as soon as possible — even just starting with one camera.
Members of the joint policing committee in Westport were informed that events held in Westport during the year did not lead to an increase in public order incidents; in fact public order incidents in the town are down on this time last year.
“Habitual offenders” who are before the courts and are looking for free legal aid are costing millions to the country each year, which could buy a lot of CCTV cameras and recruit a lot of gardaí, Cathaoirleach of Westport Town Council, Councillor Christy Hyland, said.
Members of the Westport Electoral Area Committee this week expressed their concerns that works that are due to start in Kilbride and Knockbregga on the N59 Westport to Mulranny improvement scheme will have a negative impact on the Great Western Greenway into the summer season next year. The committee were given a presentation by Pat Staunton of the Mayo National Roads Design Office on the overall scheme which went to Part 8 Planning on August 30 last. Staunton told the members that the Knockbregga and Kilbride stretch was ready to proceed in the very near future, and that tenders were being opened this week by the council for that stretch of road, and a nine month period of works was planned as the improvements were put in place. He told the members that it was hoped to have the approval for that stretch at the November meeting of the committee, and then at the full council meeting that month, with works starting after that.
Westport’s community radio project has taken a huge leap forward this week with the approval, subject to contract, by the Broadcast Authority of Ireland (BAI) of an FM broadcast licence for West Coast FM.
Westport area and town councillors have rejected a new core strategy as part of Westport’s development plan, even though the town manager Joe Beirne advised that they take on board variations to the town’s development and environs plan.