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Monday, 5th November 2018

New fencing to be erected at dangerous section of Eastham Road

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Councillor Sharon Tolan at the stretch of the Eastham Road where the fence is to be replaced.

Sharon Tolan first raised the safety issue two years ago

Meath County Council will shortly commence work on replacing wooden fencing on the Eastham Road in Bettystown that was erected by the developers of Eastham Court, and has deteriorated badly in the last number of years. 

Local Fine Gael Councillor, Sharon Tolan, said she first raised the safety issue two years ago and that she was “delighted” to receive the news from the Area Engineer that the council will commence replacement in the coming weeks. 

“I have received many representations over the last number of years, as the fencing has deteriorated and made the use of the public footpath unsafe” she said. 

”This footpath runs along a deep stream on the Eastham Road, and is very popular with walkers and cyclists.  Parents of young children have been particularly concerned, as the drop on the other side of the fence is quite steep and, during the winter months, this stream can be quite deep.

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“It will be a great relief to locals in Bettystown that use this footpath, or live locally.  The entire area will now be tidied up and the sluice cleaned out also as part of the works” she said.

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