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27/07/2021

More lighting is needed at public walkways, says Ballymahon councillor

Extra public lights for Cashel  if 'money left at the end of the year'

There have been growing calls this week for greater levels of public lighting to be installed in the Ballymahon area.

Cllr Pat O'Toole has called on Longford County Council to provide more lighting along public walkways in the Ballymahon area.

Cllr O'Toole submitted three notices of motion ahead of this month's meeting of Ballymahon MD, calling on the council to provide public lighting on the R392 from Ballymahon Montessori School to the bridge at Drynan.

A second motion called for lighting on the Royal Canal Greenway from Longford Bridge, Drynan, to Brannigan Harbour “as that area is used extensively all year round by cyclists, joggers and walkers and public lighting would greatly enhance it from a safety point of view”.

A third motion called for lighting on the pedestrian crossing at St Matthew's church, Ballymahon, similar to a well-lit crossing in Kenagh.

Area engineer Paul Newell agreed that the lighting was needed in the interest of public safety in the three areas and said that he will look for funding from the council to carry out the works.

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