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Westport Town Council's Cllr Brendan Mulroy has called for the resignation of embattled environment Minister Phil Hogan.
A cross-party delegation from Westport Town Council were in Strasbourg this week to attend the 25th Congress of Local and Regional Authorities. Fine Gael’s Cllr Myles Staunton, Fianna Fáil Cllr Margaret Adams, and Labour Cllr Keith Martin attended the congress to continue the council’s lobbying for the retention of town councils which are due to be abolished when their current term ends next summer. While the councillors were in Strasbourg the monitoring committee of the Council of Europe published a report on local democracy in Ireland from its monitoring committee, which called on the Irish Government to ensure the subsidiarity principle is better enshrined and protected.
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.
The new Cathaoirleach of Westport Town Council, Councillor Michael McLaughlin, has three main priorities for his year in the chair; the first being the prospect of a legal challenge against the abolition of the town council.
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.
Achill based sculptor Ronan Halpin’s piece The Sentinel has been selected as the winning sculpture to mark and celebrate The Irish Times Best place to live in Ireland award won by Westport in 2012.
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.
Westport town councillors have shown support to the revival of bonfire night, which has been proposed by a group of local people.