Monday, December 19, 2016

'We didn't get what we were promised'

Residents of the Castlemartin housing estates are up in arms over the works carried out recently by Kildare County Council in relation to school crossing safety, writes Brian Byrne.

Parents in the area say they weren’t ‘given what was promised’ in the works, which followed strong local agitation over the safety of children going to and from Scoil Bhride across the two entrances between the Castlemartin housing estates and the school. The residents had a meeting today to discuss the matter.

They point out that instead of two pedestrian crossings (one of them to be adjacent to the school), they got an ‘extra painted speed bump’ on the Cnoc na Greine road.

“We also got a widened footpath near the school entrance which isn't necessary, complete with railing in the middle that serves no purpose,” they said in a Facebook post this morning, calling for all interested to get on to local councillors to ‘complain and get the work finished properly’. “The numbers complaining will be the deciding factor in the work being completed,” they added.

The residents have circulated all local representatives with their complaints.