Let’s talk about the floods…

Senator Frank Feighan has confirmed that the Office of Public Works (OPW) is set to hold public consultation sessions in Roscommon town and Athleague on the proposed flood protection measures for the county on Wednesday, September 7th.

  “OPW officials will come to Roscommon on that date to discuss the draft proposals for the county contained in the Shannon Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) study.

   “The Roscommon Town venue for the OPW public information day will be the Quad Youth Centre while the local Community Centre in Athleague will host the other information session. Times for both events are expected to run between 2 pm and 7.30 pm and this is a very good opportunity for people to come along to have any queries or questions answered by flood experts.

  “The OPW officials at both information sessions will discuss the range of flood prevention and mitigation measures being proposed for flood-prone areas in County Roscommon.

  “While these information sessions in Roscommon Town and Athleague will allow local people to talk directly to OPW officials, it must be remembered that submissions on the draft plans will only be taken by post or email to the OPW only. Observations or comments must be made directly in writing to the Office of Public Works (OPW), Head Office, Jonathan Swift Street, Trim, Co. Meath or via the email address draftplans@opw.ie

  “The draft plans for County Roscommon are also available now for public viewing until Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at the following Roscommon County Council Offices: Áras an Chontae, Church Road; Athlone MD Office, Monksland, Athlone; and Boyle MD Office, Cootehall Road, Boyle.”