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Pensioners forced to fill potholes on access road

March 24th, 2016 11:50 AM

By Southern Star Team

Gillian Rowson filling a pothole near her home in Glengarriff. The road is regularly used by public accessing the sea.

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A READER from Glengarriff has asked why local people are left to fill potholes when nobody else will.

Roger Walker, who lives at Eskanafeeina, Glengarriff, with his partner Gillian Rowson, says there has been confusion whether his road is public or private, but he has been filling in the potholes on it for 12 years.

‘The public use it far more than we do, because it has access to the sea,’ he told The Southern Star. ‘But we are old age pensioners and can’t really do this sort of thing any more,’ he said, adding that his partner, seen in the photograph, is 74. 

‘Also, we can’t really afford to pay someone else to do it,’ he said.

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