Courtown Activist Group Lodges Complaint With Ombudsman

A Courtown community group has lodged a complaint with the Ombudsman…

The woods was recently sold as part of a deal with the Courtown Leisure Centre.

327k euro was raised following the liquidation of Courtown Leisure Centre.

Last May, over 10,000 people signed a petition to keep Courtown Leisure Centre and Courtown Woods in public ownership, however, the woods have been sold.

A complaint has been lodged by the Protect Courtown Woods Community Group along with the Courtown County Council following the sale of the Courtown woods.

At a recent Wexford County Council Meeting, councillors voted in favour to use the money to fund the remainder of the footpath from Gorey to Courtown, which has been in the works for years.

It has been confirmed today that the Courtown County Council have lodged a complaint with the Ombudsman following its sale to a private company:

“We the members of Courtown Community Council on behalf of the people of the Courtown/Riverchapel, have registered a complaint against Wexford County Council regarding the Liquidation and sale of Gorey Courtown Forest Park Company Limited by Guarantee and Courtown Water World Limited with the Ombudsman. We are now requesting that the money from the Liquidation process be frozen until such a time as a review has been made from the Ombudsman,” they stated.

It’s definitely not the end of this story.

It comes just days after video plans for a new luxury hotel in Courtown, which sees a completely new revamp of the sea-side village, released to the public.

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