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A public meeting to be held by The Castlebar Joint Policing Committee (JPC) is being opened up to residents and business associations wishing to make submissions.
After the startling statistics presented to a crowd at the TF Royal Hotel and Theatre it is no surprise that the 50/50 Phone a Friend suicide awareness campaign is evolving. It originated in Westport and has since been launched in Ballina and now in Castlebar.
The long running issue of the take-over of estates by Castlebar Town Council was kept squarely to the front of the agenda at the May meeting of the local authority this week. The debate was kicked off by Cllr Eugene McCormack who brought up the issue with regard to Knockaphunta. “This issue has been dragging on for a long time and the residents want to know what’s happening.” Cllr Blackie Gavin added: “There was an issue very recently with the pumping station and a tanker had to be brought in to deal with the sewerage issue it created.” Cllr Noreen Heston said that a similar issue had happened around Christmas time with sewerage and that the people who live there are anxious for something to be done in relation to it.
A call has been made for the provision of a new bus stop in Castlebar.
Only a matter of minutes after Cllr John O’Hara took his seat in the chamber of Mayo County Council for the first time, the new Fine Gael representative for Ballina was dragged into a political row that has rumbled on for well over a year now.
At the monthly meeting of Castlebar Town Council last week, Fine Gael councillor Noreen Heston raised the issue of why the traffic lights in Newtown were out of order for so long. Cllr Heston told the meeting: “It is an important issue, I know it’s a county council matter, but the lights were left out of order for a very long time and there were a number of accidents there. There should have been a member of the Gardaí or a traffic warden placed at the lights because it was very dangerous.” Cllr Heston said that she had been in contact with the gardaí about the issue and was told that it was a matter of resources that they couldn not post someone there all the time, while the council said it was a similar issue for them.
Castlebar Town Council has allocated €216,000 to be spend on the roadworks programme in the town this year. The programme was down for approval at the monthly meeting of Castlebar Town Council last week.
Fresh from celebrating the election of Michelle Mulherin to the Dáil the members of the Ballina district of the Fine Gael party will have to get voting again very soon. Because of her election, the party now has vacancies to fill on both Mayo County Council and Ballina Town Council. Ordinarily a vacant seat is filled by co-opting a Fine Gael candidate who missed out on getting elected to the county council last time. However the Fine Gael vote managment in the 2009 local elections was so good that all their candidates in the Ballina electoral area were elected to the county council.
With four councillors from both county and town councils across the county running in the General Election today, the possibility exists that a vacancy will occur in one of the local authorities.