Sligo Councillors express concerns over roads improvement scheme

Sligo councillors are divided in their opinions over a roads scheme under which local people make contributions for repairs.


There are two such schemes, one is the Local Improvement Scheme for private roads, which councillors generally support.


But it’s the Community Involvement Scheme under which people contribute for repairs on certain public roads that has some councillors annoyed.


Fine Gael and Fianna Fail councillors acknowledged that it was not an ideal scheme but said they should make the best use of it, adding that there was no bottomless pit of money to enable them do work on every road.


However other councillors have taken a different view including the Sinn Fein Councillor Thomas Healy: