MITCHELSTOWN ROUNDABOUTS 'LIKE A WILDERNESS'
Kay Dawson, the chairperson of Aroma, the local group dedicated to promoting Mitchelstown in this year’s tidy towns competition, is becoming increasingly disheartened due to the lack of success in having the roundabouts on the various entrance roads to Mitchelstown cleaned up.
“They are like a wilderness and certainly present a very bad image of Mitchelstown, “she told The Avondhu this week.
“The town has a lot going for it, and many estates are putting in a big effort for the Tidy Towns competition, but the state of these roundabouts is just heartbreaking”.
Ms Dawson claimed that Aroma has had several meetings with a representative of the NRA but there appears to be a ‘grey area’ in relation to the roundabouts between that body and Cork County Council.
“We seem to be falling between two stools. The local authority (Cork County Council) say that it is not their responsibility”, Kay Dawson claimed this week.
“It's all very frustrating, people are doing such good work for the Tidy Towns effort. It will all come to nothing unless this is sorted", the Aroma chairperson concluded.
A spokesperson for the NRA, Sean O’Neill, said, “The maintenance is under the local authority.”
However, in a comment as The Avondhu went to press this week, Mr Tom O’Sullivan, communications coordinator for Cork County Council said, “The Mitchelstown relief road and its roundabouts are still under maintenance contract to the original contractors and Cork County Council is not currently responsible for their upkeep".
Thursday 22nd May 7:40pm