Council agrees to Glen River clean up

A clean up of part of the Glen River in Carrick-on-Suir was called for at Carrick-on-Suir Town Council’s latest meeting.

A clean up of part of the Glen River in Carrick-on-Suir was called for at Carrick-on-Suir Town Council’s latest meeting.

The appeal came from Fine Gael Cllr Margaret Croke, who said she had received complaints from local residents about the state of the section of this river between Carrick-on-Suir Mart and the N24 Clonmel Road.

She also called on the Council to consider developing a walkway on the embankment.

Town Engineer Eoin Powell said the Council would clean up the section of the river under its control from the bridge at the Mart to the bridge at Ormond Crescent. The remainder of the stream to the N24 was on private property and Mr Powell said the Council could make contact with the landowner and request that the visible stretch of the waterway be clean up.

He said the Council would carry out the clean up of the section of the stream in its control next year and they would have to do it at the appropriate time of the year.

Mr Powell also pointed out that the Fisheries Board and Office of Public Works would need to be contacted before any work commenced and a list of works agreed with these agencies.

Mayor of Carrick-on-Suir Cllr Patsy Fitzgerald expressed concern that if only the section of the stream under the Council’s control was cleaned up, it may result in “causing a logjam” somewhere else along the stream and cause flooding. The Council would have to discuss the matter with the landowner, he stressed. The Town Engineer agreed.