‘Barcroft safety concerns addressed’ – Kimmins

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Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Following meetings with statutory agencies regarding concerns reported by residents of Barcroft Park, Cllr Liz Kimmins has welcomed the news that Transport NI has agreed to carry out necessary repairs to a crumbling wall in Fifth Street.



“Over the last number of months we have been working to have this issue resolved as residents were particularly concerned of the health and safety risks to young children who may be playing in the vicinity of this wall,” she told Newry Times.

“I am therefore delighted to have been informed by Transport NI that these remedial works will be commencing in the next few days.”



“In addition to this, a number of issues around the electricity stations in the Barcroft Park area had also been raised with NI Electricity. The sites of the transformers have been historically used as a dumping ground and residents have consistently raised concerns about the state of these and also the safety of these as they are quite exposed.

She added, “I am very pleased to have been informed that NIE will be taking immediate action to have these sites cleaned up, and to re-assess their eligibility for upgrading to improve safety and the efficiency of the equipment.”



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