Local Councillors show support for Camlough resident’s safety concerns

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Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Residents living in Cloughan Court in Camlough have highlighted ongoing concerns about pedestrian safety in the area.

Slieve Gullion area Sinn Féin Councillors Oonagh Magennis and Declan Murphy joined with them recently to help highlight the concerns and as a result, ‘Kill Your Speed’ posters were erected.

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Councillor Murphy said, “Car speed and safe pedestrian crossings from Cloughan Court into Camlough village and up to St Malachy’s Primary School are issues of huge concern.”



The Sinn Féin representative continued, “At the minute, residents of Cloughan Court are having great difficulty in crossing a very busy stretch of road in order to get to a safe footpath on the other side, only to have to cross again to get up to the local Primary School.

“It is an extremely dangerous situation,” Murphy warned.

His colleague, local Councillor Oonagh Magennis, told Newry Times, “Some time back a young child living in the estate sustained quite serious injuries whilst crossing the road.



“At a recent meeting with the young person’s family and with Cloughan Court residents concerns were raised about the situation and in particular the issue of no footpath on the left-hand side of the road for a safe passage to the school and to the village and that of motorists speeding.”

The local Councillor added, “We are highlighting the issues of concern but ultimately we wish to see them addressed.

“A letter to the Department for Infrastructure outlining our worries and requesting traffic calming and pedestrian safety measures has been sent and we await their response.”




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