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Friday 25 April 2014

Councillor: laneway should be taken in charge

A LANEWAY in Rush which is in a dangerous state should be taken in charge by the council and made safer.

That is the view of Cllr Ken Farrell (Lab) who asked that ' the laneway known as Laise Lane, Old Road, Rush, be taken in charge by the council and brought up to a safe standard. The council responded saying: ' The Inspectorate Division has discussed this request with the Balbriggan/Swords Operational Area. '

The road in question, known locally as Layes Lane, is not up to taking in charge standard and therefore, we do not intend to take it into maintenance.' Cllr Farrell said that residents in the area believed the road was already in the charge of the council but he said he accepted the local authority's word that it was not in control of the road. However, wherever the responsibility for the road lies, he said the council needed to help in sourcing funding to bring the road up to a safe standard in the interests of safety there.

Cllr Farrell said that residents believed there was a scheme available that allowed them to make a financial contribution along with public funding to bring areas like this up to taking in charge standard. But it was the council's understanding that this Government scheme was not available this year but may be introduced again in 2013. The local authority agreed to investigate the issue and talk to residents.

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