Wind­mill Road take cause to coun­cil


Mid Louth Independent - - NEWS - By HUBERT MUR­PHY

LOUTH County Coun­cil and lo­cal res­i­dents are to dis­cuss the best op­tions for the fu­ture of the Wind­mill Road.

Res­i­dents of the street met with coun­cil­lors out­side the Mu­nic­i­pal District meet­ing at Bar­low House last week to state their case.

They also handed over per­sonal tes­ti­monies from those liv­ing there and a pe­ti­tion with over 140 names.

They say ar­eas like An­neville Cres­cent and Boyle O’Reilly are also im­pacted badly.

‘One ma­jor is­sue with this is the safety of emer­gency ve­hi­cles be­ing so close to the hos­pi­tal,’ res­i­dent Car­o­line Gorm­ley stated.

She said that one am­bu­lance was called to a house on the Wind­mill Road and sim­ply couldn’t find a place to pull in.

‘Peo­ple are even park­ing on the yel­low boxes and block­ing in car.

‘Cars are parked on dou­ble yel­low lines in An­neville Cres­cent too, block­ing the en­trance.’

The res­i­dents feel this will be their only chance to make a state­ment in re­la­tion to their fu­ture on the road.

‘We can only see it get­ting worse with the new ex­ten­sion to the hos­pi­tal. We have writ­ten to all the ap­pro­pri­ate bod­ies to make our voices heard.’

She said the HSE had also been con­tacted in a bid to help the sit­u­a­tion.

The mat­ter was raised at the coun­cil meet­ing with Cllr Tommy Byrne say­ing he would raise it at the meet­ing of the Re­gional Health Board.

‘I feel sorry for peo­ple in the Wind­mill Road and An­neville Cres­cent. We have to mark the roads prop­erly and write to the hos­pi­tal and ask them to ask their em­ploy­ees to park in the car parks.

‘Drogheda United - in the long term - will be part of the so­lu­tion and Our Lady of Lour­des should take it over.

Cllr Frank God­frey said the res­i­dents were ‘pris­on­ers in their own homes’ and the chaotic sit­u­a­tion had to be re­solved.

Res­i­dents from the Wind­mill Road Hand­ing a Pe­ti­tion to Mayor Pio Smith at Bar­low House

Marie Pig­ott, Car­o­line Gorm­ley and Gemma Green res­i­dents from the Wind­mill Road protest­ing at Bar­low House

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