‘Fix crumbling footpath before someone is hurt’

The Derrymacash Road.
The Derrymacash Road.

Someone is going to be seriously hurt if the footpath on the Derrymacash Road isn’t fixed.

That’s the view of SDLP Councillor Declan McAlinden, who said he’s fed up with ‘patch up jobs’ in the area.

Councillor McAlinden said: “This is a major road leading to Lurgan and is the only footpath along that road.

“I have been onto Road Service on numerous occasions and there are still no plans to fix it.

“This is totally unacceptable and sooner or later someone is going to get seriously hurt.

“Wolfetones GAA club is nearby and the football season is about to commence. Young boys and girls will be walking this path to go to training as well as parents are out walking with prams.”

He continued: “The cone on the road is where a gully collapsed last week and Road Service came out and fixed it, but patch up jobs are a total waste of money and the people of Derrymacash and surrounding area deserve to be treated a lot better.”

Meanwhile, Councillor McAlinden was one of the first to welcome a new bus shelter in Derrystrasna.

He said: “I have been calling for a bus shelter from entering council and finally one has been installed.

“For years school children and pensioners had to stand out in all weathers and this shelter will give them some comfort while waiting on the bus.”

He added: “I have also requested one for Wolfisland Terrace and hopefully one will be installed in the coming months.”