Cllr Paul Ross in Mostrim Oaks last week
A number of caravans parked in the corner of an Edgeworthstown housing estate have been removed following council action last week.
Cllr Paul Ross proposed the removal of the caravans at the January meeting of Ballymahon Municipal District and announced on Friday that the caravans had been removed.
The corner of the estate, he explained when he proposed the motion, was originally planned for a children's playground, but caravans have been occupying the space for “the best part of two and a half years”.
He announced with delight at a special meeting on Friday morning that Longford County Council, in conjunction with the local Gardaí had cleared the area.
“We got a commitment from the council that they would clean up the mess that was left behind and that corner of Mostrim Oaks will be effectively safeguarded forever. So I’d like to compliment all - and Terry Rooney once again - and the local guard in Edgeworthstown who put in absolutely fantastic work in clearing that estate,” he said.
“And to say that the residents in Mostrim Oaks were overjoyed is an understatement. There is a mess left behind, but the council are fully committed to cleaning up that mess and securing that corner, so that’s as big an announcement for the residents of Mostrim Oaks as the announcement of €1.2m under the Rural Regeneration Fund is for the town of Edgeworthstown.”