No more flooding in Ballyfoyle - McGuinness

Residents of the Ballyfoyle Road and Radestown, Kilkenny who have recently endured flooding from the Radestown stream can look forward to drainage improvement works being carried out over the summer period according to Cllr Andrew McGuinness.

Residents of the Ballyfoyle Road and Radestown, Kilkenny who have recently endured flooding from the Radestown stream can look forward to drainage improvement works being carried out over the summer period according to Cllr Andrew McGuinness.

“Kilkenny County Council has secured an OPW grant of €72,000 for drainage improvements on the Ballyfoyle Road associated with the Radestown Stream. Preliminary designs illustrate that one culvert requires replacement/upsizing and a second culvert needs to be supplemented with additional capacity,” Cllr McGuinness said.

Kilkenny County Council is currently liaising with the affected landowners seeking consent to the proposals. Thereafter, as necessary, a general communication will issue to local residents.

The scheme is likely to be undertaken in two distinct stages, given that the grant available will be substantially less than the value of the works required. Nonetheless it is envisaged that Stage 1 works, once introduced, will have a significant beneficial effect.

“I have made many representations on behalf of local residents and I have been assured that these works will be carried out as a matter of urgency,” Cllr McGuinness said.