John F Kennedy Park residents ‘fearing for their safety’

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Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Slieve Gullion Area Sinn Féin Councillor Roisin Mulgrew has said that the further deterioration of the road surface in John F Kennedy Park in Cloughreagh is a ‘great cause of concern’.

The local Councillor has requested a meeting on site with Roads Service Engineers and Officers to view the road surface first hand.



Speaking to Newry Times, she explained, “The state of the roads serving the residents of John F Kennedy Park has been an ongoing issue of concern, however the rapid deterioration in the surface over the past weeks has compounded the problem and is causing grave health and safety worries for motorists and pedestrians.

“For example Disabled Parking Markings have worn away, potholes are numerous and there are extremely dangerous and crumbling stretches of the road.

“The situation is totally unacceptable and I have asked to meet with Department for Infrastructure (DfI)  Roads Service Officers on site so that we view at first hand the situation.



“The neglect in the maintenance of the road around John F Kennedy Park has been an ongoing issue of concern for quite some time.

“It is a situation that the residents of the Park should not be expected to endure any further.

The Sinn Féin representative added, “The health, safety and wellbeing of them and their families should not be ignored by Roads Service.”



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