McDermott's Terrace Manorhamilton
Residents in McDermott’s Terrace, Manorhamilton want to meet with Leitrim County Council to deal with a number of issues such as anti-social behaviour and dog fouling.
Two councillors, Sean McDermott and Mary Bohan brought up the issues at one of Leitrim's oldest estates at the Manorhamilton Municipal District meeting last week.
Both councillors sought an update on the issues raised by concerned residents.
Leitrim County Council replied that in relation to dog fouling and stray cats the matter has been referred to Leitrim Animal Welfare.
The council said they have an Anti-social Behaviour policy which is issued to all tenants and the policy clearly sets out how any issues brought to the council’s attention are dealt with.
The policy says all such incidents should be reported to the council in a timely manner in order for such matters to be investigated and acted upon accordingly. Gardai are also consulted with.
Leitrim County Council also outlined that 330m of footpath at the estate requires repair and installation of drop kerbs at an estimated cost of€500,000.
They admitted as the cost of these works is substantial specific funding will have to be identified.
Cllr McDermott said there are a number of old people in the estate who need the issues to be resolved. Cllr Bohan said residents are anxious for a meeting.
Cllr Justin Warnock said Kinlough residents are also dealing with anti-social behaviour.
He asked why can’t residents of local authority housing put up CCTV. He said it is unfair that private residents can protect their property with CCTV and those in council houses can not.
He said usually “when cameras go up, the anti-social behaviour ceases.”
He also noted there are issues at Oakgrove estate in Kinlough to be sorted with Leitrim County Council.
Cllr Frank Dolan supported these motions and said McDermott’s Terrace is the oldest in the town and they have a great hardworking association.
Cllr Felim Gurn said “supports is needed for this estate which is one of the most deprived areas in Leitrim.”