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Update to be given on historic market house

Council Report


The Market House, Dunlavin

The Market House, Dunlavin

The Market House, Dunlavin

Councillors are set to receive written responses to a number of questions raised at their June meeting.

As statutory business had to be completed during the June meeting, councillors were told they would receive written responses to queries raised in relation to the Chief Executive's monthly report for the month of May.

Cllr Avril Cronin (FG) asked for updates on works at the 'unique and historic' market house in Dunlavin and on the status of the bus stop at Hollywood.

Cllr Sylvester Bourke (FG) requested an update on potential funding for repair works on the North Beach walkway in Arklow.

Cllr John Mullen (FF) said the County Development Plan needed to provide adequate zoning for green spaces for older residents. He also expressed his frustration with the delays to upgrades of wastewater treatment facilities.

Cllr Paul O'Brien (Lab) said the issue of dumping in the county was not restricted to rural areas, but also occurred in urban areas. He asked for more bins to be provided throughout the county.

Cllr Peir Leonard (Ind) suggested there was a requirement for more homelessness accommodation in the South Wicklow area. She asked about the allocation of casual trading licences and the provision of outdoor furniture.

Cllr Rory O'Connor (Ind) asked for an update on the bus shelter for Kilmacanaogue.

Referring to fires in rural areas of the county, Cllr Dermot O'Brien (SF) said these had biodiversity consequences.

'If a young person does something wrong, they are demonised,' he said, suggesting those setting fires should face court action.

Cllr Melanie Corrigan (FG) suggested more responsibility for littering in the county should be placed on traders and businesses.

Cllr Irene Winters (FG) said answers would have to be supplied in writing to questions raised by councillors as statutory matters had to be dealt with during the June meeting.

Frank Curran, Chief Executive of Wicklow County Council, confirmed that members would receive responses in writing to the queries raised at the meeting.

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