Mitchell supports Charlesland Residents demand to get the Council to maintain Dual Carriageway
Wicklow County Council has taken the central Charlesland green in charge. However, in a narrow vote the councillors refused to take the Dual Carriageway in charge as Council staff said there were no funds for planned maintenance. Council officials wrote to the Charlesland Residents Committee asking them whether they would maintain it. The Committee has now written back to say they will not maintain it as they feel it should be maintained by the Council. ‘The Committee feel it is utterly unacceptable that Wicklow engineers should recommend taking it in Charge while saying there are no funds to maintain it’.
I strongly back the Charlesland Residents Committee in demanding that an adequate maintenance plan is in place and budgeted before the road is taken in charge. ‘This is the main entrance road to the town so must look neat. With six roundabouts it also requires a lot of maintenance if it is to stay safe’