Wednesday 16 October 2019

Speeding in Ballintogher village is to be aired at public meeting

Following ongoing concerns by local residents about speed through Ballintogher village a public meeting is being held on the issue on Monday next, 11th March at 8pm in the local community Centre.

Local Sinn Féin Councillor Thomas Healy has organised the meeting in order to allow residents express their concerns, outline work done to date and to formulate a plan to address the problem of speeding in the village..

"This has been an ongoing issue in Ballintogher," stated Cllr Healy,.

"There are four roads converging into the village centre, from Ballygawley, Dromahair, Sooey and Carraroe.

"The R290 Campaign Group have been working very hard along this entire route.

"Two years ago I got electronic speed alert signs located on the Ballygawley side and the recent footpaths installed around the school has also been a benefit.

"This meeting will ensure that all residents are consulted on their views and will be fully informed of all plans in order to ensure a consensus on the way forward.

"I have invited the R290 group, Residents' Associations, the School Board of Management and St Michael's G.A.A club to attend," said Cllr Healy.

"I am welcoming local residents to the meeting and I hope to see a new unified approach to slowing traffic into Ballintogher and keeping the community safe," he added.

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