THE annual general meeting of Broguehill Residents’ Association was held recently in the Brog Maker Hotel. The attendance was down on previous years with slightly less than half the households on the estate being represented.
The outgoing chairman Sean Kerwick (who did not seek re-election) told the meeting that every effort, which included canvassing local politicians etc., had been made to have the pedestrian crossing at Greensbridge made safe and the slip-way between the Castlecomer Road and Broguemakers’ Hill closed, but without success. He urged the newly elected officers to keep pursuing the problem of the pedestrian crossing, as many minor accidents and several near-misses had occurred at this dangerous crossing and also to continue efforts to have the right-of-way closed.
Outgoing secretary Sister Nina Murphy (who did not seek re-election) told the meeting that the area had won valuable prizes over the past four years, including ‘the best overall estate’, in the Keep Kilkenny Beautiful competition. Trees on the estate which had been broken by vandals were replaced by the residents, the entrance to the estate power-washed and the road on the estate was salted several times during the Arctic weather, all provided from the funds of the Association.
Treasurer Geraldine Walsh told the meeting that the funds at present were more than adequate to meet demands and bags of salt/grit for the roads on the estate would be ordered shortly to ensure safety during icy conditions. Elected were: chairman Tom Casey; secretary Ronan Morrissey; treasurer Geraldine Walsh.