€8,000 boost for Christ­mas lights, but none to light up life in Lobin­stown

No cross­ing in Duleek

Drogheda Independent - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

MEATH County Coun­cil has an­nounced that €8,000 in fund­ing has been made avail­able for lo­cal groups for Christ­mas light­ing.

Af­ter a dis­cus­sion at the last area coun­cil meet­ing, it was agreed to give €1,750 to Duleek, Lay­town/Bet­tys­town, Slane and Ju­lianstown to get €1,000.

Cllr Paddy Meade said that Lobin­stown tidy towns had writ­ten to the coun­cil, seek­ing fund­ing for lights.

Cllr Sharon Tolan felt that the fund­ing should be al­lo­cated to the big­ger ar­eas and then look at other ar­eas if money be­came avail­able. ‘We should look at it for the fu­ture for Lobin­stown and Donore,’ Cllr Stephen McKee added. Cllr Tom Kelly felt that fund­ing should also be sourced for the an­nual sand­cas­tle com­pe­ti­tion.

MEATH CC have no plans to put in a pedes­trian cross­ing at Londis in Duleek, but have said they’ll mon­i­tor the sit­u­a­tion.

Cllr Stephen McKee said he wanted the cross­ing due to the dan­gers as­so­ci­ated with tbat part of the town.

How­ever, the coun­cil said it was a pos­si­ble long term plan. If devel­op­ments on the Sta­tion Road go on, they may look again at the sit­u­a­tion.

Shay Hughes with his grand­son Ryan Camp­bell look­ing at a vin­tage Fer­rari Mon­dial at the mo­tor show in Bellew­stown.

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