Friday, September 11, 2015

Cllr to raise need for safe walkway to schools

The possibility of providing a safe walkway for schoolchildren between Cnoc na Greine and Scoil Bhride will be raised at next Tuesday's meeting of the Naas Municipal District, writes Brian Byrne.

This comes against the background of significant traffic congestion on the roads and paths in the vicinity of the school. In addition to Scoil Bhride, pupils are being dropped off to Cross & Passion College, while there is also motor traffic in and out of the roadway to the Community Centre campus by parents of children using the Kilcullen Community Childcare Centre.

Cllr Rob Power will be asking that plans be drawn up for the walkway, so that the matter can be considered by the Council at budget time. He also wants Pinkeen Stream to be tidied up as part of some general improvements to the area around the Kilcullen Community Centre.

Cllr Power has recently held meetings with various residents and groups about improving the area and has also organised a site visit by the area engineer and Head of Parks at Kildare County Council. He's asking any residents who use the facilities regularly to get in touch with ideas or comments on how facilities in the area could be improved.