Rosses Point road works
ROSSES Point is finally having minor road repairs carried out, three years after Cllr Seamus Kilgannon put them on the Council radar.
Councillor Tom MacSharry sought an update this month and was told that the works would be starting over the coming weeks.
They include minor surfacing repairs at the entrance to the village (next to the start of the promenade), the installation of speed cushions along the old village road and kerbing works around a portion of the green area at the entrance to the village.
Funding is in place for the works.
Car parking improvements near the Little Cottage Café will be carried out depending on the availability of funding.
Welcoming the update, Cllr MacSharry said: “I know all Councillors would have put money into kerbing in the past - Seamus Kilgannon put if on the Council radar in 2014.”
Cathaoirleach Cllr Kilgannon said he spoke to some families recently and they raised concerns about speeding in the village.
Cllr MacSharry also asked the Council to put safety rails at the steps into the newly refurbished outdoor swimming pool at Rosses Point.
“There’s a number of elderly people there who swim all year round. The algae makes it slippy, hopefully safety rails will be provided,” he told the meeting.
Council official Briain Flynn however said the Council was aware of the need for handrails at the outdoor pool. He said while there was no further funding for them this year, they would make “every effort” to provide them early next year.
Separately, Cllr Marie Casserly asked for maintenance works to be carried out on the cycle lane to Rosses Point.
“It’s not perfect for cyclists, there’s a road race there next week,” she said. She was told that no further works can be carried out along the route this year.
The uneven road surface in Wine Street Car Park. Carl Brennan.