A Sinn Féin motion is to be brought to the first fully operational Mid Ulster District Council in relation to the condition of local roads, demanding basic services for local motorists.
Sinn Féin’s group leader Ronan McGinley has requested the motion to be heard following a number of unsuccessful lobbying attempts to have defaults repaired by Transport NI.
Cllr McGinley said “I hope the council will support this motion. I recognise that road service are working within restricted budgets, but the condition of our roads have deteriorated so much that I fear there is the potential for serious accidents. Long delays in fixing very dangerous defaults is unacceptable.”
Cllr McGinley continued “the pot holes are bad enough, but we are also being short changed in relation to street light repair, road gulley emptying and grass cutting, not to mention DRD transferring responsibilities without adequate budget at the expense of Mid Ulster Rate payers. As the condition of our roads is the responsibility of the Department for Regional Development, I would like to know what Minister Kennedy is going to do to ensure Mid Ulster residents get the services they deserve.”
Cllr McGinley’s motion will be brought to the April meeting of the Mid Ulster District Council on Thursday night.