Wednesday, 6th June 2012
Local activist Donal Barry, German Road, St. John's Park, is delighted to see the prompt action taken to secure the unoccupied houses in New Street. Donal had raised the issue of the unkempt condition of the houses and the vandalism taken place in them with the City Council.
Donal added: “it's great to see the work done to prevent any further damage to the houses on what is a very historic street in Waterford - it been the location of the first school opened by Blessed Edmund Rice and part of the Edmund Rice Walking Trail of Waterford.
But what a pity it is to see such well-built houses left unoccupied when we have such a lengthy housing list in Waterford, maybe all interested parties could get together and put the houses to some good use until the proposed new shopping centre for that location is built, which doesn't look like any time in the near future.”
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