Development Group lobbies for improvements to Carrickbeg

Carrickbeg Development Group brought Town Clerk Michael O’Brien on a walk around neighbourhood to highlight to him a number of improvements they are seeking for their community.

Carrickbeg Development Group brought Town Clerk Michael O’Brien on a walk around neighbourhood to highlight to him a number of improvements they are seeking for their community.

The Development Group has been lobbying Carrick-on-Suir Town Council to carry out a shopping list of projects in Carrickbeg for a number of years.

Issues Development Group members raised with Mr O’Brien during the walking tour included a safe pathway around Walls Bar, extra street lighting at Relig na Muic, the provision of disabled parking spaces and a pedestrian crossing from Abbey Road to Abbey Stores.

The group also lobbied for a seat at the bottom of the steps to be returned to its original position (facing the bridge); that lettering on the Michael O’Hickey statue be redone and that a river walk be developed on the Carrickbeg side of the river.

They also discussed the issuing of a preservation order on the Lime Kiln near the Quick Pick store and erection of place names for Connolly Park and St Molleran’s.

The Development Group said it is was aware of the current economic climate, but it has raised these issues with the Town Council over a number of years.

“We feel it was a fruitful exercise as we did receive assurances from both representatives of the Town Council that some of the work would be carried out in the near future,” said a Carrickbeg Development Group spokesperson.

Meanwhile, the Carrickbeg community Christmas tree has been erected at Brookdale. It was supplied by the Town Council and the lights have been supplied by the local traders association.

The Group thank Jimmy and Nora Wall for the use of their premises for its meetings during the year.