CCTV cameras may be installed on Ashe Quay, Fermoy
CCTV cameras may be installed along Ashe Quay in Fermoy, following incidents of graffiti near Barnane Walk, according to Ger Barry, Senior Resident Engineer on the Fermoy South Flood Scheme.
At the October meeting of Fermoy Municipal District, Mr Barry said they are looking at CCTV options ‘considering the new building there, as well as the graffiti. It’s something that is currently being explored’.
Cllr Noel McCarthy decried the graffiti that was discovered on newly installed street lamps and benches, and subsequently removed by Fermoy Tidy Towns.
“The only thing to do is name and shame these people, I think it’s absolutely disgraceful what happened down there. They did it in one place my concern is they’ll do it again,” Cllr McCarthy said.
Mr Barry told the meeting that work has now been substantially completed along Ashe Quay, all road resurfacing, road marking, paving and street furniture installations have been completed. Minor snagging and cleaning works remain. Works associated with the new toilet facility, including the Tourist Information Office, are now significantly advanced.
Work too is significantly completed from Fermoy Bridge to the Mill Island Buildings, on the Mill Island Pumping Station and the O’Neill Crowley Pumping Station. Fencing works, including the installation of gates, are currently being advanced. It is expected that the Mill Island car park will be open before Christmas, most likely next month.
Further down towards the N72-Tallow Road, Mr Barry confirmed that works here are at an advanced stage. Finishing works, including resurfacing works on non-public areas, remain to be completed.
All councillors paid tribute to the work being undertaken, expressing their hope that the town would flourish from it’s makeover. Cllr Ian Doyle said the benefit to Fermoy would be two-fold, with the danger of flooding eliminated as well as the fact ‘the town is looking beautiful’. Cllr Kevin O’Keeffe welcomed the upcoming completion of the works, and said he was confident that shoppers would return to the town.
Thursday 23rd October 5:50pm