Friday, May 15, 2009

Council Must Deliver on Fairview Playground Promise

Council Must Deliver on Fairview Playground Promise

The delivery of a replacement playground for the facility taken away to facilitate the Port Tunnel works must be an absolute priority for the next council term.

This original playground was dismantled when the tunnel works started and a solemn pledge was given to the local community that it would be replaced as soon as those works were completed.

The tunnel has been operational for over two years now, yet the playground is nowhere to be seen. As part of my representations on behalf of the local community I have received confirmation from the City Council that :

'It is proposed to carry out the planning phase of the replacement playground at Fairview Park in the coming months, with procurement, supply and installation proposed before the end of 2009, subject to the confirmation of the necessary resources'

The stipulation that it is dependant on 'the confirmation of necessary resources' is in stark contrast with the cast iron assurances that the community say they received at the time.

The full installation of a new playground in Fairview Park must be a priority for any councillor elected to the Clontarf Electoral Area after June 5th.