Further funding required to complete Rooskey works

Independent councillor Tom Crosby has said that an application has been made for funding to complete upgrades to footpaths in Rooskey village, following criticism locally that the unfinished work has become an eyesore.

“An application has been made for further funding to complete the works to footpaths in Rooskey and we are very hopeful that that will be granted soon,” he said.

“While around 70 per cent of the paths in Rooskey have been upgraded, it is a very big project which cannot be completed overnight.

“I have sympathy for local residents due to the inconvenience these works cause but like any upgrade works, whether it be in a town or major city, there will be some disruption and we see that with the current works in Roscommon town”.

Cllr. Crosby said the works were currently ongoing and that an application for new lighting in the village has also been submitted.

“Most of the residents in Rooskey are delighted (that this work is going ahead) as the works have been necessary for a number of years.

“I will do my best to ensure that these works are completed. These works will ensure that Rooskey is an attractive village for residents and visitors alike and that’s the result we want to see,” he said.