Community groups urged to come together to lobby for improvements

A senior executive with Kerry County Council has suggested that a range of community groups in a south Kerry town should come together and have one voice to lobby for improvements locally. Cahersiveen sign Area manager for South and West Kerry, John Flynn, made the comments during a presentation by Caherciveen Tidy Towns Committee which is seeking a number of improvements in the area. One councillor queried how there were so many difficulties in the town following years during which a local TD had been at the Cabinet table. Caherciveen Tidy Towns brought a detailed presentation before councillors in the South and West Kerry Municipal District.They are seeking the assistance of the council to improve areas like the Fairgreen, Old Post Office Street, parking areas and the provision of CCTV at the local bottle banks. Councillors said their budget is limited but said they would work together to achieve some of the proposals. Cllr Damian Quigg said that as a town which had a minister at the Cabinet table for many years, it was beyond him how the town had gone into such disrepair, a comment Fianna Fáil councillor Norma Moriarty described as ‘a cheap shot.’ Area manager, John Flynn, suggested that the various community and voluntary groups in Caherciveen should come together to speak with one voice for investment and improvements as has occurred in Killorglin.