Mon 7 Jul 2014
I rang a few Councilors on Sunday to ask them to reconsider the Kilkenny Central Access scheme ,I asked nicely if they would have time to talk about the Central Access Scheme, Mary Hilda Cavanagh shouted for about 2 minutes and hung up the phone, to say the least I was not impressed.
Patrick Millea and I talk for about 50 minutes about Kilkenny,tourism,traffic and CAS. I listened to his arguments and he listened to me. I wasn’t expecting to talk a long but he’s a really nice guy, but still for the CAS.
I then skipped a few people and rang Andrew McGuinness, He was actually in a queue in a shop when he took the phone call, I asked if he had time to talk about the Central Access scheme(CAS). I stated I was apposed to the CAS and why I thought it was bad for Kilkenny and Tourism in Kilkenny to have a massive concrete structure in the center of town that will be viewable for the Castle…. He listened and then listed the counter arguments 500 new jobs for the town, from some Developer that will only build if there is access to the mart site. I asked about the 2 Houses that will be knocked down as a result, and the increased traffic. Said it was done above board and without bias. I think got cut off at this stage as he line went dead…..
To be continued…..
I’m not sure that hind sight will be a good thing in 5 years time when these councilors look to get re-elected.
There is still time to stop the madness of the CAS and actually do the right thing by Kilkenny people, making Kilkenny a better tourist city would be a better use of 12 million, Park and ride, Bikes to rent. we need less cars the the town not more….
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