Community spirit is alive and well in Longford, meeting told

Aisling Kiernan


Aisling Kiernan


Stonepark National School

Stonepark national School

Community spirit is alive and well in Co Longford, sentiments that rang true following a presentation by the new Stonepark Community Group committee at this month’s meeting of Longford Municipal District yesterday evening.

Caroline Macken told those gathered that there was major plans in place to enhance and develop the area which was described as Longford town’s “shop window” during proceedings.  

The meeting heard that residents in Stonepark invisage traffic volumes in the area to increase over the next couple of years and therefore much work needs to be carried out on the local roads network.  

A new school is also being constructed and currently serves nearly 200 families in the locality, the meeting was told.  

The meeting also heard that the canal needs to be enhanced in a way that will realise its potential as a wonderful amenity for the people of the area.

“We have a very active community and we have set up the Community Group committee which has a core group of 15 members,” added Ms Macken, before pointing to the fact that there was strong support for the initiative among residents.  

“We want to enhance and develop the Stonepark area and make it a safer and more attractive place to live, work and play in.”

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