Alex Easton MLA has today expressed deep frustration at the denial of TNI, Council and the Housing Executive over ownership and responsibility of a public path in Kilcooley.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“This is the latest path that there has been denial of ownership, this time at the side of the Community Centre in Kilcooley. All three statutory Agencies are denying ownership. This pathway which is widely used by residents is in need of repair yet all three statutory agencies are saying they don’t own it and despite having one meeting this has still not been resolved. Meanwhile I am receiving complaints from residents who are complaining that the path is in a dangerous condition. This path is in need of repair and it is so extremely frustrating for me that I can’t resolve the issue because of the lack of responsibility as to the ownership of the path. I am arranging a site meeting to hopefully get to the bottom of the issue; however it is also a challenge trying to get all the separate agency’s to agree a date for a site meeting. I will get to the bottom of the issue, however I think that there is a responsibility for the three statutory agency’s to come together on all footpaths and rights of way to agree who owns what and make the life of us all easier by agreeing who is responsible for repairing footpaths for the future and not just in Kilcooley but also across North Down.