Monday 21 October 2019

Concerned residents to hold meeting at Ahare river

Cathy Lee

Following public concern locally around frequent flooding and the damaging environmental impact of debris at the Ahare river, the people of Castletown are organising a public gathering to highlight the issue.

'Some of the trees are dying on the banks of the Ahare river and we wish to highlight our concerns regarding the flooding at Ahare bridge and surrounding areas,' said a spokesperson for the residents.

The gathering will be held on Saturday, September 28 from 11 a.m., assembling at the Golden Anchor car park before making its way down to the affected areas.

Council officials, elected representatives from the area and other interested parties including environmental groups have been invited to attend to see the issue at first hand.

Local councillor Joe Sullivan has aligned himself with the residents, understanding their concerns.

'The flooding of the Ahare river has been an ongoing problem for many years and poses a serious health and safety issue to road users in the area. The only way to fix it is to alter the mouth of the river,' he said.

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