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Fine Gael councillor Christy Hyland’s notice of motion calling on Westport Town Council to provide public lighting and improve the safety aspect of the stretch of road from the Fire Station out towards Carrowbawn caused him to say “I will not be a member any more if it is not addressed”.
Fine Gael town councillor Christy Hyland last week told representatives from the HSE that “cross checks and balances” needed to be carried out when people who are in receipt of rent supplement move to Westport to ensure that these beneficiaries are not abusing public money and have a clean record from other areas.
Last Thursday Westport town councillors passed a proposal to include two items under AOB after Councillor Christy Hyland condemned the council for constantly not dealing with issues being brought up under AOB.
During last Thursday night’s Westport Town Council meeting the controversial issue surrounding the zoning of the Bank of Ireland garden, as part of the town’s development plan, was finally decided on by town councillors as a proposal was supported to zone the garden 75 per cent open space and 25 per cent town centre.
The Fine Gael party in Westport has set out its stall ahead of June’s Local Elections. At a packed meeting in the Castlecourt Hotel in Westport last Monday night five Fine Gael candidates were selected for the upcoming Town Council elections on June 5.
Westport Town Council
Less than seven weeks from the elections and things are hotting up in the race for Westport Town Council with the announcement of new candidates from Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, and Labour.
It may have the smallest number of voters of the three town councils in the county, but that makes the Westport Town Council race one of the most interesting.
At the first in a series of Westport Town Council meetings to discuss submissions for the town’s draft development plan Fianna Fáil Councillor Brendan Mulroy commented that the “system is flawed” as elected members, “the voice of the people”, can make decisions about one part of the town but will not have a part to play until the end of the decision making process “in what goes on inside the wall of the Westport House demesne”.
At a four and a half hour meeting on Monday evening in which Westport town councillors continued their discussion on a draft town development plan, a debate on the listing of the Record of Protected Structures, in which an inventory of 150 additional structures were recommended by the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government, led to heated discussions as regards the inclusion of structures in Westport House and the Westport House Wall.