Town council to discuss grit plan

Letterkenny Town Council is to hold a special meeting later this month to discuss plans for the gritting of the town this winter.

Letterkenny Town Council is to hold a special meeting later this month to discuss plans for the gritting of the town this winter.

The move follows a motion from Cllr Tadhg Culbert at Monday’s meeting of the council calling for the local authority to take immediate steps and to discuss the plans for gritting.

He also called for interested residents associations plus any individuals to be brought together to maximise the great efforts of the Council staff.

“This is something that I have been on about all year along,” he said.

“I know the town engineer and council officals have been working on it. We all don’t want to be in the position we were in last year.

“The whole thing needs a coordinated plan that we can give it out to the residents associations. All we want is to be safer and have better accessibility over the winter months. Some elderly people could not put a foot outside the door. We need a plan between town council, county council and between local groups and people who are willing to help.”

Cllr. Ciaran Brogan agreed that a plan is needed before the bad weather beigns.

Town Engineer John McCarron said a draft guidance document was published last year that requires the council to formalise its plans.

He said the council is working on a plan and agreed to meet with the councillors next week to discuss it.

“We could be out salting in the next couple of weeks,” he said.

“That’s what we are looking at.”