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Tuesday, 12th January 2021

Allotment drainage problems to be investigated

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Drogheda Community Allotments which have experieced considerable drainage problems in recent years.

Catherine Duff, the Director of Services at Louth County Council, has given an undertaking that Council staff will investigate the cause of severe drainage issues at the Drogheda Community Allotments at Newtown.

Ms Duff was responding to a motion from Councillor Pio Smith at yesterday’s virtual meeting of the Drogheda Borough District.

Councillor Smith said that he had visited the allotments with another council official last year and it was clear to him that there was a problem not only with drainage but with access.

At the moment there is no direct access to the allotment so members have to access the site via the graveyard entrance.

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Councillor Smith said that the allotments are a great amenity but, possibly because of the drainage and access issues, less than a third of the space is being used.

Ms Duff said that an inspection of the site will be carried out by the area engineers to investigate the cause of the drainage issues and recommend remedial measures.

She added however, that any works at the allotments would be dependent on funds being available.

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