No funding available to provide Recycling Centre in Thurles Town

North Tipperary County Councillor and Thurles Town Council member John Kennedy has been informed that there is no funding available for the provision of a recycling centre in Thurles Town, The Tipperary Star can report.

The Labour councillor raised the issue at a recent meeting of the local authority and said that a town the size of Thurles is crying out for such a facility.

“I am appealing to the County Manager to look into this serious matter and to engage with the department to get special funding to help provide this much needed facility. A suitable location must be found and the funding provided,” Cllr Kennedy said.

Director of Services Mr Brian Beck told Cllr Kennedy that there is currently no capital funding available for such centres and he did not know when the stream would re-open again. The provision of a recycling centre would be a major capital investment, he said, but he added that the council is working with local parties who had expressed an interest in providing private centres. This work would continue he said.

Meanwhile, Cllr Kennedy has welcomed the allocation of 50,000 Euro towards the provision of a new roundabout layout and signage at Abbey Road, Thurles near Lidl. This roundabout has caused a lot of problems for motorists and has been the subject of much discussion at meetings over the last few months. Cllr Kennedy was informed by Area Engineer, Mr Ruairi Boland, that a preliminery design must be sent to the department when the road design office in Nenagh has completed the proposed plan of works.

Avenues Getting Worse

Cllr Seamus Hanafin has called on the council to reinstate the roadway at Castle and Matthew Avenues in Thurles as they have deteriorated again following the laying of the water mains. Cllr Hanafin also asked for attention to be given to Laharden bridge which is in poor condition and along with Cllr Jim Ryan pointed out the necessaity of getting something done to Graigue and Cloughmartin bridges too, both of which are the responsibility of Iarnrod Eireann. Area Engineer Mr Ruairi Boland said that the matter had been brought to the attention of Iarnrod Eireann on a number of occasions while Cllr John Kennedy asked Senior Executive Roads Engineer Mr Michael Hayes to press the matter as one of urgency.

Accident Blackspots

Cllr Jim Ryan has called for works to be carried out on the roundabout at Mill Road as a number of accidents have taken place at the location. Cllr John Kennedy also raised the issue of Turtulla Cross and wondered about installing speed warning signs in order to slow traffic down. The matter has been brought to the attention of the NRA and all accidents at the location logged with them, he said.

Thurles Gaels GAA

Monday last saw a great win for our U16 “B” footballers V Moyne. In our first game at this grade, the result was never in doubt, with some brilliant football on display. Last Saturday we also recorded a win in Group 3 v Moycarkey, things are going well for this group at the moment. If you are a Gael, now is a great time to catch a game. This week we have 14 “C“ V Durlas Og, Thursday @6.30 in Pairc Na Nog. U12 G3 V Durlas Og Tuesday in Pairc Na Nog. U12 G4 V Holycross, Tuesday in Kickham Park. Juvenile training continues Saturday 10.30am. Our Junior “A” team play St. Pats in County Hurling League, Saturday @6.30 in Kickham Park, training continues Tuesdays and Thursdays.




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