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A quick catch up on what's been going on around the county
The removal of traditional St John's Night bonfires on Achill Island last week by Mayo County Council and private contractors, was raised by Fianna Fáil Cllr Paul McNamara at the June meeting of the Westport-Belmullet Municipal District this week.
A four month lead-in time from their regular suppliers of bins is causing issues for Mayo County Council in installing new bins at beaches - the elected members of the Westport-Belmullet Municipal District were told this week.
Ahead of what is hopefully a bumper tourism season in Achill, local councillor Paul McNamara has asked for regulations to be put in place to ensure camper van parking is enforced properly on the island. He also asked that Mayo County Council take on extra staff to assist will a range of issues that will occur due to the influx of holiday makers to the island.
Irish Water and Mayo County Council have advised customers supplied by the Achill Pubic Water Supply, including group water schemes, that a boil water notice for the duration of six weeks will be issued on the supply, starting from 9am on February 1, to accommodate the next phase of the planned works at the Achill Water Treatment Plant.
Government funding of €250,000 to upgrade the existing Achill Island water treatment plant has been described as 'chicken feed' by an Achill-based councillor.
Councillors in the Westport-Belmullet Municipal District on Monday claimed that the recent announcement of funding for extensions to the Great Western Greenway from Achill Sound to Bunnacurry, as well as from Westport to Murrisk - was funding that was announced already in different guises.
Achill based Fianna Fáil councillor, Paul McNamara, this week highlighted what he said was the disparity in funding for projects and services in his area compared to larger towns in the county.
An Achill based councillor expressed his disappointment this week at the failure to mention Achill in an advertorial on the Wild Atlantic Way in a Sunday newspaper - despite the Advertorial using a large picture of Keem Bay to promote the Wild Atlantic Way in the piece.
The issue of planning permission in rural areas in Mayo is set to come to the fore again over the coming months as the elected councillors work on adopting a new county development plan.