Bandon flood scheme works to resume “immediately”


WORKS are set to resume “immediately” on the Bandon Flood Relief Scheme following a positive outcome to talks held between the Office of Public Works (OPW) and the contractors Wills Bros Ltd it has been confirmed.

Local Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard said that he has spoken directly to the OPW who confirmed that, “There has been a verbal agreement reached between the OPW and the on-site contractor. Currently a written contract is in the process of being drawn up, hopefully we will see works recommence immediately.”

The long-awaited works were postponed two weeks ago due to a contractual dispute between the two parties causing alarm in the town as construction machinery was removed from site.

Talks to resolve the issue have been ongoing and according to Senator Lombard have concluded with a positive outcome and works are expected to resume as planned.