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Monday, 29th November 2021

McKee seeks greater co-operation between Louth and Meath County Councils

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Caption for photo: Cllr Stephen McKee and Drogheda Mayor Cllr James Byrne are working together to help residents in both Louth and Meath.

East Meath Councillor Stephen McKee is calling for greater co-operation between Louth and Meath County Councils to develop the South Drogheda and East Meath area.

His call comes in the wake of the agreement between members of both Councils to arrange formal meetings.

McKee says that it is clear to him that there needs to be greater co-operation between Meath and Louth County Councils to ensure that the South Drogheda area receives the investment and services it needs so that it reaches its full potential.

“Though there was no change to the County boundaries in the review a few years ago, recommendations were made for greater co-operation and planning between both County Councils” he said.

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“This needs to start with meetings between Drogheda and East Meath area Councils to discuss and progress plans for the area. I have previously tabled motions to Meath County Council calling for this to happen with immediate effect”.

“I have worked hard alongside Meath County Council to deliver projects in South Drogheda such as the Beamore Road pedestrian crossing, the footpaths at Woodgrange and Deepforde, bus bays at Grange Rath, general works in Millmount Abbey, the remedial works for Rosevale, the upcoming road resurfacing works for Ard Rí and I continue to lobby hard for further works for the area.

He added that much more needs to be done particularly in relation to the proper planning of housing developments, road infrastructure, traffic management and footpaths.

He says though that this can only effectively happen with closer co-operation between Louth and Meath County Councils.

“I will continue to work alongside my Fianna Fail colleague in Louth, Cllr James Byrne, to progress issues for residents on both sides of the County boundary” he concluded.

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