Galway bay fm newsroom – Several additional pedestrian crossings are to be put in place in Tuam in the coming months
At a recent meeting of the Town Council, Councillor Tom Reilly asked for a pedestrian crossing to be put in place at Dunmore Road near the Valeo plant as a matter of urgency.
Cllr Larry Bane made a similar request for the Shop Street end of the new inner relief road.
Liam Gavin assured councillors that these, as well as a pedestrian crossing on the Bobby Burke road, were currently being planned by Galway County Council.
Mayor Imelda Kelly also called for the repainting of “yellow boxes” to regulate traffic at the lower end of High Street and on the N17 at the entrance to the Corrib Oil filling station.
The County Council official agreed to investigate carrying out this repainting but he declined to put in an additional “yellow box” at the entrance to Tuam Mart.
Hunt on for Galway winner of €250 thousand prize bond jackpot
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The hunt is on for the Galway winner of a prize bonds jackpot worth €250 thousand.
It was won in the monthly Ireland State Savings Prize Bonds draw at the end of September.
Speaking to Galway Talks, Anna McHugh of An Post had this advice.
HSE urged to make agricultural land at Toghermore available for local use
From Galway Bay FM newsroom- The HSE is being urged to make agricultural lands at the Toghermore campus on the outskirts of Tuam available for local use.
Local councillor Donagh Killilea told a meeting of the Health Forum West that it’s a “fine bank of land” lying idle.
Toghermore House currently houses mental health services, which will move to the Old Grove Hospital once ongoing redevelopment of that site is completed.
Councillor Killilea says there’s a significant parcel of agricultural land at Toghermore that local farmers could make good use of.
Over 80% of people in West claim they increased time spent outdoors since COVID-19 hit
Galway Bay fm newsroom – 81% of people in West claim they have increased the time they spend in natural spaces since COVID-19 hit.
The CSO data found that, nationwide, 78% of people say they spend more time outdoors now than in March 2020.
More than half of people surveyed in the West said they discovered a new natural space in that time.
While just 14% said they looked at getting access to a private or shared outdoor space.