Sunday 22 September 2019

Wexford Borough briefs

By DAvid Medcalf

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Wexford Borough district has a network of 17 CCTV cameras, district administrator Angela Laffan informed councillors.

She undertook to provide them with a list of the locations - not for public consumption.


A network of walks around Wexford should be provided for dog owners, the mayor has suggested.

Cllr George Lawlor won unanimous support for his proposal of routes, to be signposted and furnished with poop bins.

He mentioned that walks could take man/woman and dog as far out of town as Whitford House and the racecourse.

Votes of sympathy

Votes of sympathy were passed by elected members of Wexford Borough District to families recently bereaved. Those mentioned were Leslie Fitzpatrick of Fisher's Row, Eugene Robinson of Clonard Park and Bridget O'Leary of Newlands.

Cllr Davy Hynes recalled that he knew Leslie Fitzpatrick from his time working at the Smith's motor factory, where he was active in the AEEU trade union.

Trails blazed

Walkers have been formally invited to a future sitting of the Wexford Borough District.

The 'Wexford Walking Trails Group' will make a presentation on their 17 trails throughout the county.

Among the walks in the district are those at Raven Point, Forth Mountain, Rosslare Harbour/Carne, and Kilmore Quay/Ballyteigue Burrow.

Councillors voted unanimously to have representatives from the group in to make a presentation on their work.

Time to prune ditches

Now is the time of year to trim hedgerows, farmers have been reminded by council engineering Craig Innes.

He was speaking in response to remarks by Cllr Frank Staples that ditches beside country roads become a danger to traffic in the summer months of June and July.

He pointed to the example of Ballyhely lane, passing on complaints from landholders that they must wait until September to trim the hedgerows.

The engineer confirmed that, in some cases, the local authority can issue a road safety notice to allow action to be taken out of season.

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