Tipperary County Council to install pedestrian crossing in Newport

Cllr Fiona Bonfield
Tipperary County Council is to spend €25,000 on installing a pedestrian crossing outside the boys’ national school in Newport.

Tipperary County Council is to spend €25,000 on installing a pedestrian crossing outside the boys’ national school in Newport.

The funding was announced at the March meeting of Nenagh Municipal District Council and welcomed by local councillor Fiona Bonfield.

“I am delighted to have delivered on this after many years of it been requested” said the Labour councillor.

The following local clubs and organisations have also been allocated funding: Newport RFC will receive €400; Newport CFR Group, €500; Newport Athletic Club, €400, and the Nenagh Branch of Irish Wheelchair Association €500.

Ballina, Birdhill and Silvermines Tidy Towns will receive an additional €4,000 in funding this year and Newport Tidy Towns will receive €2,000.

Also included in this years municipal works project is €30,000 for footpath restoration in Newport; €25,000 for similar works in Portroe, footpaths are to be put in place at the new graveyard in Newport, €10,000 has been allocated to erect speed signs at Roolagh Ballina and also works on the Coolruss Road Ballinahinch and Lisbrien Road Portroe will be carried out.

“I was adamant that these two roads were included in this year’s roads programme and although many of my colleagues suggested pushing these works out another year, I refused as I know the residents have been waiting quite a long time already” said Cllr Bonfield.

She confirmed that she has also secured funding for a new notice sign in Killoscully village and herself and Cllr Mattie Ryan got an information sign for Rearcross.

“It’s great to see this investment going into our communities locally and I would like to thank the council and my colleague Minister Alan Kelly who I have worked closely with in relation to the above representations” concluded Cllr Bonfield.