Athenry Oranmore councillors criticise distribution of roads funding
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Members of the Athenry-Oranmore municipal district have hit out at the distribution of road restoration funding in the county.
Cathaoirleach Peter Feeney has described the allocation of just over 59 thousand euro out of a 758 thousand euro fund as ‘unacceptable.’
The funding was an additional allocation from a national fund of 12 million euro towards surface restoration works under the Restoration Improvement Programme.
The money is allocated on a per kilometer basis across each municipal district.
At this week’s municipal district meeting Councillors Martina Kinane and James Charity expressed concerns relating to the growing population of the district and the need for quality roads.
Director of Services Michael Raftery defended the distribution and said 100 thousand euro of the total had been ringfenced for a project in the Loughrea district.
Motorists warned of delays due to works at Baunemore Roundabout in Athenry
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Motorists are being warned to expect delays this week around Baunemore Roundabout in Athenry.
Resurfacing works are taking place on the R347/R348, with lane closures in place from 9:30am to 5pm all this week.
A Stop and go system will be in place daily.
Steps taken for the addition of a Sensory Garden in Loughrea
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A local councillor is seeking to develop a Sensory Garden at the Long Point in Loughrea.
The outdoor amenity can help improve physical fitness, health, mood and cognition.
Councillor Geraldine Donohue thinks now is the time to consider adding one to Loughrea, as part of the “Vision of the Enhancement of the Long Point”.
Cllr Donohue says people in the community have been asking for this amenity for quite some time:
ATU Galway lodges plans for new monument dedicated to deceased students
Galway Bay fm newsroom – ATU Galway is planning to develop a new monument dedicated to deceased students of the college.
The university has requested permission to develop a new sculptural stone monument incorporating a memorial wall at its Dublin Road campus.
The proposed memorial will replace an existing memorial on site.
A decision on the plans is due at the beginning of May.