Ballintogher works wel­comed

The Sligo Champion - - NEWS -

THE com­mence­ment of road, foot­path and lighting works in Balling­togher vil­lage sees a to­tal of €20,000 go­ing to­wards a num­ber of dif­fer­ent projects.

These in­clude a new foot­path from Kings­fort Manor Es­tate to the school and vil­lage.

There will also be a new street light for the school.

The works which are ex­pected to take 4 weeks, have been wel­comed by lo­cal Sinn Féin Coun­cil­lor Thomas Healy.

He said: “Fol­low­ing ex­ten­sive lob­by­ing and ne­go­ti­at­ing with the Coun­cil, the school and the R290 group a sum of €20,000 has been al­lo­cated for works now due to be­gin for a pe­riod of four weeks.

“There will be a new foot­path from Kings­fort Manor Es­tate serv­ing the school and con­tin­u­ing into the vil­lage.

“The old bound­ary wall be­tween the school and Kings­fort Manor will be stepped back about three me­tres, the ground ex­ca­vated and a new wall erected.

“In ad­di­tion a new street light will be pro­vided for the school which is espe­cially wel­come as we are now in win­ter time.

“These works will of ne­ces­sity en­tail some traf­fic man­age­ment; there will be de­lays both en­ter­ing and leav­ing Ballintogher but I will be work­ing with the con­trac­tor in or­der to keep this to a min­i­mum.

“These works will re­sult in a sub­stan­tial en­hance­ment of the vil­lage and will be a wel­come amenity for pedes­tri­ans and school chil­dren,” he added.

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