Naas playground “occupied” by Sallins adults and children

OVER one hundred adults and children from Sallins staged an “occupation” of the playground in Monread Park recently in an attempt to highlight the lack of a playground in Sallins.

OVER one hundred adults and children from Sallins staged an “occupation” of the playground in Monread Park recently in an attempt to highlight the lack of a playground in Sallins.

Sallins Community Council have been campaigning for a children’s playground for the past ten years and despite numerous meetings with Kildare County Council the village is still without a playground.

“Sallins is one of the most neglected towns in County Kildare. The residents are angry and say that they have paid levies on their houses are paying high levels of tax yet have none of the basic amenities present in many of Kildare’s towns and villages,” said Tony Gavin of the SCC.
Cllr. Fintan Brett attended the protest and said that Kildare County Council were attempting to identify a suitable location for the playground.

He also said a feasibility study had been carried out to assess the suitability of some of the proposed sites.

Previously councillor Paddy McNamara said a site on the Clane Road is the best possible location.

The overgrown site, owned by Kildare County Counci, is not favoured by the council.

- Paul O’Meara