Council makes progress on Letterkenny allotment plans

Letterkenny Town Council is to move to agree a site for allotments in the coming weeks, with the site near the Glencar Reservoir now the main focus of attention.

This week's reconvened meeting of the council was told that discussions about a piece of land near West Hill offered by Bishop Philip Boyce have ended after it became clear that there were issues which could not be resolved.

Cllr Dessie Larkin proposed that the council abandon those discussions and concentrate on the Glencar site.

Another possible option which has been suggested is an area near the pastoral centre, where the probation service has been operating a programme.

Brix Lloyd, a long time campaigner for the community allotment project is welcoming the debate. He says the council is committing itself to progress, and that's to be welcomed: