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Lynch ‘disheartened’ with Church Lane meeting

Tom Crossan addresses Thursday night's meeting on the future of Church Lane in Letterkenny

Tom Crossan addresses Thursday night's meeting on the future of Church Lane in Letterkenny

A Letterkenny Town Councillor has described a public meeting on the future of the town’s Church Lane area as “a missed opportunity.”

Cllr. Jim Lynch said there were people at Thursday night’s meeting in Letterkenny’s Gallagher’s Hotel who could have been nominated onto the committee that would add strength and experience to it.

“There were a lot of people there, the Donegal Historial Society, residents, councillors, various people who might have played a part. A chairman, a secretary, a PRO and a treasurer were appointed, some of the officers weren’t even there. People were expecting a full committee. There were people who were prepared to have an impact,” he said.

Cllr. Lynch has long campaigned for plans to protect the heritage of the Church Lane area. Parts of the Church Lane have fallen into disrepair over the years.

Campaigners want to create a craft village that will cater for businesses which sell locally produced goods and services.

The campaign has garnered huge support on its Facebook page.

Within two weeks, the ‘Save the Church Lane’ campaign had gone viral and generated huge support and goodwill. Details of the members who were selected on Thursday night will be released tomorrow following their first meeting.

 

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