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Westport town councillors to attend European Congress

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.

Decision on Mall traffic lanes to be made at next meeting

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.

The Sentinel selected as sculpture for Westport

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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.

Westport Folk and Bluegrass festival launched

The Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival was launched in McGing's Bar, Westport, on Friday night last, May 17. The festival, now in its seventh year, will run over three days on the weekend of June 14 to 16. This year it will feature some 15 local, national, and international acts, including local band The Rocky Top String Band; Cork-based folk singer John Spillane; The Bluegrass Boogiemen from Holland; and 'The Queen of Banjo', Roni Stoneman from Nashville, who will be supported by fellow US act, Tumbling Bones.

Bank garden in Westport would be ‘legacy’

Cathaoirleach of Westport Town Council, Councillor Ollie Gannon, said that the bank garden in Westport—an 18th century walled garden located behind the former Bank of Ireland building on the Mall—should be bought by the council as it would be a “huge attraction to the local, domestic, and international market” and would be a “shining legacy”.

Town councillors support revival of bonfire night

Westport town councillors have shown support to the revival of bonfire night, which has been proposed by a group of local people.

St Patrick’s weekend festivities

St Patrick’s weekend will be celebrated from Friday March 15 to Monday March 18 in Westport, with festivities for all the family planned.

HSE primary care site for Westport

At the town council’s monthly meeting last Thursday Cathaoirleach of the council, Councillor Ollie Gannon, said that the council has come to an agreement with the HSE in relation to the purchase of a site for a €5 million primary care centre.

CCTV application for Westport submitted to Garda HQ

An application for CCTV for Westport has been forwarded to Garda Headquarters. According to Superintendent Aiden Foley the application has been sent and he hopes to be called to present to the Garda CCTV committee at the next quarterly meeting. However, the superintendent could not give the town’s JPC meeting a date when CCTV would be up and running.

Anti-social policy should allow for expulsion from local authority houses

Councillor Myles Staunton made a proposal at the Westport Joint Policing Committee meeting this week that a provision should be put in the Anti-Social policy document which will enable the “immediate expulsion from local authority housing” of anyone who lives in social housing and who allows someone who is involved in anti-social behaviour to stay with them.


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