A proposal for a footpath on the Glenshesk Road Armoy has met the Roads Service criteria to progress for a more detailed appraisal. The proposed footpath, almost five hundred meters in length, will run from Turreagh Terrace passing the Glen Rovers GAC grounds and finish at Saint Olcan’s Church.
The news that the application has passed the first hurdle has been welcomed by Independent Councillor, Padraig Mc Shane, who commended the Church, the local GAA Club and the Glens Rural Community Group for combining their efforts to improve infrastructure for the local community. The Councillor had successfully lobbied Moyle Council to author a letter to Road Service informing them of the need for a footpath on the dangerous stretch of Road.
Councillor Mc Shane said;
“The three organisations have united magnificently to campaign for this footpath. While it has passed the first hurdle, Road Service will remain to be convinced of the project.
“I have placed it on this weeks agenda again at Council in an attempt to convince my colleagues to send a corporate message to ensure it is placed as a ‘top priority’ Road Service project in the area.
Roads Service have stated;
“This proposal has been added to a list of schemes in Moyle that will be developed in accordance with current policies. Prioritisation will take account of future funding availability along with a number of other key issues”.
Since Monday night, my friends in Council have agreed to write to Road Service, again highlighting the need and also, to ask Road Service to prioritise the footpath in this area of the Glens.