Residents in a Ramelton housing estate are expressing anger at the disrepair some Council-owned houses are falling into.
Sinn Féin Councillor Adrian Glackin called on the Council to undertake repair work on visible cracks on the walls and to administer paint to the outside walls at the Cul na Cille estate.
“The Council is not fulfilling their side of the contract,” Councillor Glackin told the monthly meeting of the Letterkenny Municipal District.
“Residents feel the attitude from the Council is that they should be happy to have a Council house.
“They maybe can’t fix it selves. I am all for building more Council houses, but we have to look after the houses we have. We can’t let them become so neglected.
“If this was a private estate with landlords, residents wouldn’t put up with it. Before this escalates, we should do some work.
“There is a lot of anger and it is genuine. They feel they aren’t getting the attention they were expecting.
Councillor Ian McGarvey seconded the motion, adding: “It would be very helpful to the appearance of the town as well. This estate is on the entry to the town.”
In response, the Council confirmed that it plans to carry out some maintenance works on properties in the estate during 2018.Tags: