News that Letterkenny’s Lower Main Street is to get a facelift has been welcomed.
Donegal County Council has been awarded funding under the Designated Urban Centre Grant Scheme and the works will include infrastructural improvements to the Lower Main Street.
Councillor Michael McBride called on the Letterkenny Municipal District Councillors to meet in a workshop to discuss measures for improving the area.
“Parts of it have become dilapidated,” he said.
“You have children living in the area and have nowhere play. The responsibility lies with us to get the ball rolling. We may not have all the answers, but it’s time we got a move on.”
Councillor McBride suggested installing lights and placing facades on empty buildings.
Councillor Dessie Shields seconded the call, noting that the area needed ‘a bit more positivity put into it’,
He said: “A lot of people will say that Lower Main Street died a death since the one-way system came into place.
“There have been issues in the Lower Main Street with crime. There have been arson attacks, knife attacks, assaults, shop premises have been robbed and there are definite issues in that area.
“But the biggest symbol of it being forgotten is that it doesn’t get lit up when the Christmas lights go up.”Tags: