At the local area committee of Fingal County Council yesterday, myself and other councillors raised last weekend’s vicious assault in Tir na nOg Park. The Council Management stated that the costings for putting lights along the pathway at the boundary of Tir na nOg Park and Castleknock Community College were currently being drawn up. The are reasonably confident that the work would be included in the works budget for 2015. This is a really positive development as previously, my efforts to call for lighting here were rejected out of hand.
The Council also confirmed that extensive tree pruning and thinning would continue, particularly around the entrance with CCC/The Carpenter.
I’ve also written to the Superintendent in Blanch Garda Station to get an update on the investigation into the particular crime, and to highlight wider issues of anti-social behaviour that has taken place in Tir na nOg over the last few months.
We are just entering the 2015 budgetary process at the moment, so I’ll keep up the pressure to ensure that money is allocated for the public lighting.
I’ll post again when I have more details.