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ESB Poles Block Path At Crosshaven

County councillor Audrey Buckley (FF) wants to know why it’s taking the Electricity Supply Board (ESB) so long to relocate two light poles from the middle of a new and widened section of footpath at Lower Road, Crosshaven.

Writes Leo McMahon

At a meeting of Carrigaline Municipal District (MD) she said that she raised the issue about a year ago and asked that an update be sought from the ESB because the poles made it difficult for wheelchair users and people pushing prams and buggies. One pole is outside the Post Office and The Drake pub and the other outside The Oar pub.

In a report, senior executive engineer Madeleine Healy said an application for relocation had been made to the ESB and the council awaited further contact. The matter had been dragging on for almost a year.

One of two ESB poles in the middle of a new footpath in Crosshaven. Pic: Leo McMahon

Cllr Buckley said she was contacted about the problem from a wheelchair user who asked what was the point of widening it if one had to get on the footpath in order to proceed?

In support, Cllr Jack White (FG) said constituents also referred to the serious impediment caused by beer kegs placed on footpaths by certain public houses. Perhaps a letter could be sent to publicans gently reminding them of their obligation to keep footpaths clear.

Cllr Buckley proposed that her €300 discretionary fund from the MD be allocated to Crosshaven Bowls Club. Cllr Seamus McGrath (FF) seconded and this was agreed. She thanked the roads office for cleaning the playground at Crosshaven and highlighted complaints about dog fouling at Graball Bay. SEE DIGITAL EDITION FOR FULL STORY

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