Naas ring road caravans begin to move

Mobile homes near the roundabout on the Naas ring road.
Court action is being taken against the occupiers of a number of caravans which are parked primarily on ring roads circling Naas.

Court action is being taken against the occupiers of a number of caravans which are parked primarily on ring roads circling Naas.

Some caravans have already moved off the ring road connecting Kilcullen Road with Newbridge Road and a clean up operation has begun.

Last week Kildare County Council said it will take court against people who fail to move, following a series of complaints.

It is also understood that the occupier of a single caravan parked closer to the town centre has been provided with local authority housing and may be off that site this week.

Last month a number of people living in caravans on sites off the Kilcullen Road-Newbridge Road ring road and the ring road close to Millennium Park were criticised at a council meeting for anti social behaviour by local councillors, who claimed that passers-by (including walkers and joggers) were verbally abused and had been chased by dogs. One residents denied these claims when approached by the Leader.

There was criticism by Naas councillor Willie Callaghan in particular who said the council should esure that footpaths as well as roads should remain in the control of the council.

He also criticised council management for not responding to requests for information about how the matter was being tackled.

Councillors have pointed out that if a resident parked illegally around the town the local authority would take action. Cllr. Seamie Moore had previously raised the issue of the single caravan parked on the former swimming pool site in Naas, asking whether the council had consented to allowing the dwelling to remain there or had it been overlooked by the council. He was told the most likely solution was to provide permanent accommodation.