Replies from Council meeting re Kildangan Carpark,Athy Graveyard, Friary Footpath and Cameras Athy

Councillor WallThat the council confirm the up-to-date position with the proposed public car park in Kildangan.

Report: The Roads Design Department and the Municipal District Office are currently preparing a draft design proposal for this carpark and Members will be updated on progress.

Councillor Wall

Can the council confirm the up-to-date position with the need for a footpath at The Friary estate in Castledermot and the up-to-date position with works needed to complete the estate to the taking in charge process?

Report: The Municipal District Engineer will provide an update in relation to the footpath at the meeting.

The very good news was that the footpath will be completed with preparatory work already commenced

 

Councillor Wall

That the council confirm the up-to-date position with the development of Athy graveyard, its possible extension and the up-to-date position with the extension at Churchtown graveyard.

Report: The council is currently drawing up a schedule of further works at the cemetery to encompass an extension, upgrade of footpaths, additional landscaping etc. This will compliment the significant improvement works carried out to date on the carpark area. This plan for Athy wil be ready in about 3 weeks.

In relation to Churchtown , discussions are ongoing and positive with the landowner and a new detailed design will be made available to members within the next two weeks with a desire that the extension could go to Part 8 (Council Planning) straight after then

 Cllr Wall

Can the council confirm their plans for the community CCTV in the Woodstock area of Athy given the recent tragic event in the area and the offer by the Gardaí to assist with the operation of these cameras?

Report: The Housing and Community Departments are investigating sources of funding for the upgrading of the CCTV system. The members will be given an update as soon as further information is available. Since this reply and at a meeting of the Woodstock forum, Cllr Wall confirmed that he had once again spoken to the Council and that the official was confident that monies would be found to bring the cameras back into operation .

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