Posted by: fermoyweir | July 23, 2010

WORK ON FERMOY WEIR SET FOR NEXT YEAR

The Southern Region Fisheries Board has accepted that works will not be carried out this year on Fermoy weir.

The OPW has accepted the scope of the project and have given it to design consultants who will refine the scope to allow it to be tendered. A heritage officer will be involved as it is a special area of conservation.

At the Fermoy Town Council meeting on Tuesday evening, the councillors expressed their relief at the news. Cllr Olive Corcoran advised she was delighted at the news but worries that down the road there may be more money required than anticipated.

Cllr Noel McCarthy reflected his relief at the news saying: “I am happy that the weir is in our hands and will be repaired by us.”

Cllr Aileen Pyne said she was a bit dubious as Minister Lenihan made it clear that work had to be done in 2010.

“We need to write to him and make him aware of the progress that has been made to date, so he fully understands that the work will not be done until 2011,” she said.

The Avondhu Thursday 22nd July 2010

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