Monday, 22 May 2017

Replies to issues raised at Mullingar Municipal Area Meeting

Posted by Cllr Ken Glynn on 22/05/2017




Reply: Two sections of Road L1132 will be restored in 2017. The first section is in Ballinderry townland and the second section is in the townlands of Plodstown and Russellstown.


Reply: Potholes in this location have been repaired.



Reply: The toilets at Tudenham, Lough Ennell are opened and maintained from the months of May to September each year.  This year the toilets will be opened on Friday 28th April in time for the May Bank Holiday weekend.






Reply: Any change in lighting will require a design to be carried out for the area in question, carry out electrical testing to determine other wiring upgrading required and then upgrade to LED. Upgrading to more energy efficient lights needs to be progressed for the entire county. There is a large capital cost associated with this transition. This matter is currently being considered at national level and Westmeath County Council is liaising with this group. A dedicated multi-annual capital budget would need to be put in place to achieve an upgrading programme. At present, the Council is continuing to upgrade existing public lights within the limited funding currently available.



Reply: Following the recent litter bin review, works to relocate bins to the recommended locations will be carried out in the coming weeks. This includes the relocation of a bin to the entrance of the Old Rail Trail.