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During his whistlestop tour of Mayo last week, Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin paid a visit to Westport on Thursday where he enjoyed a meet and greet with people in the town.
Mayo TD and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring has announced funding of €920,000 from Fáilte Ireland to develop Westport Town Hall in what he described as a breakthrough for the project.
Westport town councillor Keith Martin has welcomed the announcement by the National Roads Authority that the white licence plate style signage recently erected on Westport’s cut-stone bridges was erected in error and will be removed.
Councillor Myles Staunton said that the abolition of Westport Town Council would be a “retrograde step” and said that the council “will go down shouting” if town councils are to be eradicated
There was plenty of outrage this week from the elected members of the three town councils in the county to the news that they were to be disbanded following the end of their current term. The news was announced by Minister for Environment and Local Government, Phil Hogan TD flanked by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny and An Táiniste, Eamon Gilmore in Dublin Castle at the launch of Putting People First, Action Programme for Effective Local Government.
Councillor Christy Hyland once again raised the ongoing problems with antisocial behaviour in local authority houses in Westport. “Where are we at with dealing with it?” he asked the town’s Joint Policing Committee meeting this week, as “people are sick and tired” of it.
Westport Town Council is to provide €100,000 in funding towards the Westport United Community Development Ltd.
Westport continued its winning streak this week as it was named Ireland’s Tidiest Large Town, in the SuperValu Tidy Towns Awards for 2012, at an awards ceremony which was held in Dublin on Monday. Westport was just one point behind the winner of the Tidiest Town in Ireland for 2012, which was awarded to Abbeyshrule.
Castlebar grow it yourself meeting
A smaller CCTV system than first proposed will be installed in Westport due to a lack of available funding.