Inishowen roads will “become neglected” following the withdrawal of the Community Involvement Scheme under the 2015 Regional and Local Road Grant Allocation, it has been claimed.
Inishowen’s Fianna Fáil representatives, Deputy Charlie McConalougue and Councillors Paul Canning, Rena Donaghey and Martin McDermott expressing their “shock” that no provisions have been made under the 2015 allocation in order to continue the scheme.
The scheme assists members of the local community to work with Donegal County Council in order to carry out essential works to local roads and has previously been employed across various areas on the Peninsula.
The recent widening of Mamore Gap was a case where the Community Involvement Scheme was successfully put to use.
Deputy McConalogue said the scheme “allowed local communities to take action to address road problems alongside the council. Without the scheme there is no avenue for funding and therefore many roads will become neglected.”
All of the councillors said they had worked with local communities on the scheme and called on the Minister for Transport to “urgently address this shortfall.”