There is an urgent need for public lighting in two private housing estates in Ballina town, that have not been taken in charge of by Mayo County Council.


That’s the view of Independent Ballina cllr Mark Duffy.


He raised the frustration and concern of residents in Ashbourne Grove on the Killala road, and the Arches in Ballina town centre, at the failure of the local authority in taking charge of both estates.


The Cllr said the residents associations in both estates believe they have done all they can do to apply for their estate to be taken in charge of, but despite all the discussion- both set of residents remain in the dark, without public lighting , and incomplete road surfaces and footpaths.


Council management explained that they are both private developments and said the local authority has no access to any fund to complete unfinished estates

Speaking to Midwest News Cllr Duffy outlined his frustration with the lack of progress on the serious issue of householders having paid large sums to buy a home in an estate and that estate remaining unfinished for years.

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