Sinn Féin Councillor Pearse McGeough has welcomed the decision for two estates in Castlebellingham to be ‘taken in charge’.
At last week’s Ardee Municipal Meeting it was agreed that Bellingham Green and Bellingham Close would be taken over by the local authority.
Cllr McGeough said “Now that Louth County Council have taken the estates in charge, home owners and residents can now access all the services and protections that their taxes pay for. I know of one estate that in 2014 had its street lights turned off because the developer in cahrge of the estate hadn’t paid its electricity bills. Having your estate ‘taken in charge’ is advantageous to the home-owner.”
Sinn Féin Councillor Pearse McGeough has called on parents and residents to get behind the setting up of a youth club in Castlebellingham. A meeting will take place on Thursday evening at 7:00pm at O’Connell’s GFC in Castlebellingham to discuss this.
Cllr McGeough said “A youth club can provide a safe environment that will give parents peace of mind knowing their children are not hanging around the streets. They provide a valuable service to any community which complements the school and home environments. Let’s get our young people off their tablets and phones, get them off the streets and into a positive environment where they can learn to socialise with new people and become a valuable part of the wider community. Let’s give them an alternative, a safe place to go.”
“I would urge as many as possible to attend the meeting on Thursday evening in O’Connells GFC. This is your community, you have a vested interest.”