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Elm Court footpath a priority: Glackin
The Council must make the construction of a footpath from the Elm Court housing estate on the Letterkenny road to the local St. Mary’s National School in Ramelton a top priority in the interest of safety for young children walking to classes.
That’s according to Sinn Féin Cllr Adrian Glackin who says the matter has been raised previously by other Cllrs but nothing has been done.
“I have been contacted and so have other Cllrs about the need for this footpath from Elm Court to the National School. Residents have told that when the estate was built 85,000 euros was allocated in the contract for these works but it was never done. I’m not sure if that money is still there. This is a high health and safety issue. A lot of children are walking to the school on a very busy road. It is very important that the footpath from Elm Park to the National School to put to the top of the priority list because the residents are waiting a number of years for this to be done” Cllr Glackin said.
Fianna Fail Cllr Ciaran Brogan said the Elm Park issue had been discussed a number of times before and he fully supported Cllr Glackin raising it again during Tuesday’s Municipal District meeting in Milford. “I have met the residents previously about the footpath and I know Cllr McGarvey has raised it before as well. It is long over due” Cllr Brogan said. The Council said Elm Court to St. Mary’s National School was one of a number of proposed footpath locations discussed at a workshop meeting on Tuesday morning for prioritisation by Cllrs, as part of a three-year programme.

Christmas Sale
Second Encounter Charity Shop will hold a sale of decorations, gifts and much more on Saturday 25th November from 11am - 4pm and on Saturday 2nd December from 11am - 4pm. A Toy Sale of new and good quality toys, books and children’s gifts. All proceeds going to SVP Ramelton.

Swilly Rovers Lotto numbers
The numbers drawn in the Swilly Rovers Lotto on Monday night were 11, 14, 17 and 22. There was no jackpot winner. The one 3 number winner was Aoife Diver. Jackpot next week will be €1775.

The Ramelton Community Centre is offering Irish Grinds both Junior and Leaving Cert higher and Ordinary. Maths Grinds Lower Leaving Cert and Biology Leaving Cert. The Grinds run  the 1st week of January for 6 weeks at a cost of €30  more details can be got on our Facebook page Ramelton Community Centre. Spaces are filling up fast!

Table Quiz
St Paul’s Church are holding a table quiz in the Robertson School on Friday the 24th November at 8.15pm. The cost is €5 and will include a light supper. Come a long for a good nights craic and bring your friends. All proceeds to Church funds.

Christmas Party Night
Ramelton Care of the Aged committee will host their annual Christmas Party Night on Monday 11th December at 6.30p.m. in the Silver Tassie Hotel and the cost is €12. Bus will be leaving from Robertson Hall, Ramelton at 6.00p.m. To book contact Chris 91 51799 or 086 0580067 or Anthony on 086 0822426.

Ramelton Community Playgroup is seeking a site/ building in the town of Ramelton to lease/ purchase. The Robertson school where the playgroup is and has been for the past 30 years is now too small to cater for their increasing numbers. If you can help please contact the playgroup leader on 086 3170375.

St Mary’s SVDP

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