Leahy welcomes remedial works in Ferbane electoral area

Remedial works that are to be carried out in estates throughout the Ferbane electoral area are being welcomed by Independent Cllr John Leahy who heaped praised on the energy and enthusiasm of local Residents Association Committees for highlighting the areas that needed to be tackled as a matter of urgency.

An extensive programme of works are scheduled for various locations including Hill Road, Cloghan; Cuba Avenue, Banagher; Gallen View & Ballyvora Grove, Ferbane; College View, Rahan and Mooney Terrace, Kilcormac.

Cllr Leahy explained that since his election to Offaly County Council in June 2009 he has worked in conjunction with residents association who diligently identified problem areas and suggested possible solutions.

“Funding this year will concentrate on boundary fencing rectification, with Mooney Terrace receiving additional funding for paths and development of parking areas. And Ballyvora Grove is to receive funding for the completion of the green area at the rear of the estate,” commented Cllr Leahy who contested the General Election earlier this year.

He paid tribute to County Council Housing Section officials Dermot Mahon, John Cunningham, Stan McKeown, Leonard Geoghegan and Breda Daly for their ‘enormous input’.

“The officials were supportive and co-operative at all times and I know the residents’ association representatives are very appreciative of this,” remarked Cllr Leahy.

He has pledged to continue to work closely with residents’ associations over the coming months and years.

“I admire the great work of the local associations. Volunteerism has to be the forefront in our communities and if it is, then I’ve no doubt we can compile cohesive improvement plans to develop and enhance local housing estates. Funding may be an issue initially but with patience and positivity I’m confident this can be overcome and improvements that will benefit everyone can be achieved,” concluded Cllr Leahy.

Comments are closed.