Photograph: Improvement works being carried out in Muff Village.

Following an incident, which left a visually impaired man with “gashes to his face” Inishowen Councillor Rena Donaghey (Fianna Fáil) welcomed the “much-needed” improvement work in Muff village.

Speaking to Donegal Now, Cllr Donaghey said: “I was contacted by a person with a visual impairment because of the difficulty he had experienced negotiating traffic, while getting from his home to the village.  On one occasion his stick went underneath a lorry, which was parked alongside the community centre and he received gashes to his face.

“The footpath and road improvement works in Muff are needed as a matter of urgency, to ensure the safety of pedestrians and drivers in the village.

“I welcome the commencement of this much-needed work. Residents and business people in Muff have been concerned about the safety of pedestrians and children going to the shops, Community Centre, Church and the local national school.

“For some time, lorries have parked along the main road at the Community Centre, forcing pedestrians to walk around them, on the traffic side of that very busy Moville to Derry road,” said Cllr Donaghey.

Cllr Donaghey said after that incident, he injured man described walking into the village as “a nightmare.”

She said: “Thankfully the road and footpath improvement works, for which I have lobbied, will improve safety in Muff.

“However, the footpath needs to continue right on to the national school, in order to ensure the safety of the children. It should then be continued on to meet the footpath which passes the neighbouring housing estates,” said Cllr Donaghey.

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