Castlewellan And Kilcoo SDLP Branch Meeting

“It has to be more regular.  It is impossible for one man to do a thorough job of a town the size of Castlewellan. The town greatly needs additional litter pickers, street sweepers and dog wardens to tackle the issue of repeated dog fouling.”  Members agreed that many dog owners act responsibly however there are still many who let their dogs roam unleashed and others who simply allow their pets to foul wherever they wish.” Mr Duggan cited the Circular Road as an area where dog fouling is a huge problem.  “Not only am I worried about the aesthetics of it all but I have major concerns from a public health perspective.” Members spoke out at the meeting in support of Councillor Eamonn ONeill’s position regarding the neutral cross community St Patrick’s Day flag and condemned the actions of other elected representatives as “election stunts”. Also at the meeting, there were issues raised from the floor. Those present discussed the cars which speed from St Paul’s Close along the Circular Road in the town.  Mr Duggan, now that St Paul’s Close has finally been adopted, called for proper signage and additional speed bumps.  “This is a very well used pedestrian area given the Playschool, the Bun Scoil, the After School Club, the GAA club and the Creche – I fear that it’s only a matter of time before serious injury is caused as a result of these speeding vehicles. I therefore appeal to motorists to exercise caution on these routes and also call on the DRD Roads Service to assess St Paul’s Close, Church Street and the Circular Road in light of these speeding vehicles.” Councillor O’Neill also agreed to contact the Rural Housing Association regarding ongoing maintenance at St Paul’s Close. Members present had expressed concerns regarding windows, condensation and the servicing of boilers.]]>