Res­i­dents are de­lighted with work on houses

Wexford People - - NEWS - By BREN­DAN KEANE

RES­I­DENTS in the Dev­ereux Vil­las area of Wex­ford town have ex­pressed de­light with work be­ing done to ren­o­vate two prop­er­ties in their area which they say were an eye­sore for years.

Speak­ing to this news­pa­per a spokesper­son for the res­i­dents’ as­so­ci­a­tion said there had been is­sues with the dere­lic­tion of the two houses

‘for years’ but noth­ing was done about it at of­fi­cial level.

‘How­ever, we met with Tom En­right

[the Wex­ford County Coun­cil Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer] about 11 months ago and he promised us that he would do some­thing about it and in fair­ness he has done,’ said the spokesper­son.

The res­i­dents met with Mr En­right just un­der a year ago and voiced their con­cerns. They high­lighted the fact that be­cause the prop­er­ties were derelict they were at­tract­ing peo­ple en­gag­ing in anti-so­cial be­hav­iour. Mr En­right also vis­ited the area and viewed the prop­er­ties for him­self.

‘They were ac­tu­ally left va­cant for 11 years and in that time they be­came com­pletely derelict,’ said the spokesper­son.

‘They were an eye­sore in the area and that’s what an­noyed the res­i­dents here be­cause it’s a nice, quiet, re­spectable area but they brought it down a bit,’ he added.

How­ever, that’s not the case any­more and lo­cals said the work done by the lo­cal author­ity on ren­o­vat­ing the houses has been bril­liant. ‘They’ve re­ally done a fan­tas­tic job and they’re al­most com­pleted and they will make nice homes for two fam­i­lies and who­ever gets them we wish them well with them be­cause they are now fine houses,’ said the spokesper­son.

‘It had been go­ing on for years and to be fair to Tom En­right when he met us and saw them him­self he said he would get them sorted and he has done and we’re thank­ful for that,’ he added.

The res­i­dent said the work on the house had cleaned up the area con­sid­er­ably: ‘The eye­sore is gone and we are very happy.’

Left: Tom En­right.

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