SPARKS FLY OVER FORREST HALL
An informed source this week confirmed that tempers reached boiling point and nerves became frayed at a private meeting that took place on Monday last between county council officials and community representatives about the future of Forrest Hall and the new library for Mitchelstown, writes Brian Moore.
While no detail was forthcoming from any of the attendees, it is understood that the meeting became very heated at times.
The Avondhu has also reliably learned that an earlier official assertion that the sale of Forrest Hall must take place for the new library at Sutton’s Court to be opened was again reinforced at last Monday’s meeting.
Cllr Frank O’Flynn, who attended the meeting, told The Avondhu, "I have no comment to make as it was agreed that there would be no statement to the press".
“However, I would like to say that I will continue to fight for the youth of Mitchelstown and for the badly needed facilities that they deserve.”
Carol Bradley of the Mitchelstown Youth Advisory Group, who was also in attendance in County Hall said, “We were asked not to make any comment about the meeting, but it is the sole purpose of the Youth Advisory Group to provide youth facilities for Mitchelstown. However, this means finding the right building and the right people to run it and also of course the funds. We will continue to work to this end.”
So with no comment or indeed decision as to the faith of Forrest Hall, the question remains - Will the people of Mitchelstown have a new library and the youth facilities a town of its size needs and deserves?
Thursday 30th April 8:22pm