Wednesday, June 01, 2016

One claim in Kilcullen for footpath fall

Just one person has sued Kildare County Council for injuries related to tripping on footpaths in Kilcullen during 2014/2015, writes Brian Byrne.

That compares to 18 such claims in Newbridge and six in Athy over the same period.

In a report to the latest meeting of Kildare County Council, it is also revealed that 36 claims for personal injury have been received by the Council so far in 2016. Of these, 14 related to personal injuries, and 12 to material damage such as tyres and wheels damaged by potholes.

Public Liability Claims against KCC are handled on behalf of the Council by Irish Public Bodies (IPB). All claims must be made to the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB).

The matter of the condition of footpaths in Kilcullen was raised at a meeting in April of Kilcullen Community Action, where some were described as being in 'a terrible state'. In the latest Tidy Towns Action Plan, KCA has a long-term aim of working with the Council to provide footpaths from the Link Business park to town, from the town to the graveyard, and from Cnoc na Greine estate into town.