Thursday, May 26, 2016

TD and councillors see Scoil Bhride traffic 'chaos'

Following representations from concerned parents and school representatives in recent weeks Deputy Martin Heydon attended at Scoil Bhríde Kilcullen on two occasions on school mornings to see for himself the health and safety risks that are present.

"At my most recent visit last week, I brought the roads area engineer from Kildare County Council to see at first hand the chaos and dangers associated with the morning drop off for both children and parents alike," he says. "Cllrs Fintan Brett and Rob Power also attended this meeting with parents representatives and school management. We discussed potential solutions to the problem, including a pedestrian crossing to make the area safer. In conjunction with Cllr Fintan Brett, I will be fighting to deliver a solution here as soon as possible.

"While this issue was only raised with me recently, I have been working with the school, residents of Castlemartin, Cnoc na Greine and the Area engineer since then to seek the most appropriate solution and ensure it is delivered as soon as possible.

Deputy Heydon is pictured during his first visit a few weeks ago with parents and local residents representatives Angela Larkin and Barry Griffith.