New Inn residents call on Tipperary County Council to resurface road
Residents of Garranlea, New Inn are calling on Tipperary County Council to resurface their local road. Residents have cited safety issues and the level of traffic as a concern.
Locals are looking for a basic resurface of the road in order to make it safer for walkers and to stop vehicles being damaged.
While locals are happy that the council fills potholes, they claim it hasn’t been resurfaced in close to 40 years. Cllr Tony Black has been working with residents to try and solve the situation. “I brought a motion before the monthly Tipperary-
Cahir-Cashel Municipal District meeting last week calling for the council to carry out the necessary resurfacing works” said Cllr Black.
“However, the local authority stated the residents would need to apply for the Community Involvement Scheme.”
The residents are well aware of this scheme but it is not something they are in a position to pay for at the moment. Their argument is, and it’s hard to disagree with it, that they pay so much tax as it is. Why should they pay for the road to be resur- faced? They pay PAYE, PRSI, USC, motor tax, local property tax, etc. Where are their tax money going if they have to cough up further money to get a mile of road resurfaced?” continued Cllr Black. “I will continue to work on behalf of the residents of Garranlea and liaise with Tipperary County Council to find a solution to this issue.”