Councillors slam condition of Monread Park after family day

Monread Park.
A Naas Town Councillor has pronounced himself as “absolutely disgusted” by the condition of Monread Park following a family day.

A Naas Town Councillor has pronounced himself as “absolutely disgusted” by the condition of Monread Park following a family day.

Speaking at last Tuesday’s meeting of the council, Cllr. Darren Scully told the meeting that he was appalled by the state of the park following the event the previous weekend.

The Leinster Leader understands that an informal soccer blitz and family day was held in the area, taking advantage of the warm weather.

“There was littering and illegal drinking in the park, with people cooking barbecues in the middle of the park,” Cllr. Scully said.

“I just don’t understand the mentality of some people, “ he added.

“I don’t understand anyone who hasn’t go the cop on to realise that you don’t leave a place like that.”

“It’s a scandal that the parents would walk away without cleaning it up afterwards.

“We have to send a message out there,” the councillor, who was clearly worked up about it, said.

Other councillors were quick to point out that none of the town’s five soccer clubs were involved in running the soccer element of the day.

Cllr. Pat Clear said she understood it was a cultural family day for people.

There was some confusion about whether the litter bins in the area had been used, or not - and if that had been the cause of the problem.

Cllr. Rionagh Bracken said she saw the littler bins overflowing, but council officials noted that they saw the bins the following morning and and that some of them were empty.

Monread Park is a large green area in the centre of the Monread/Morell housing developments.

As well as asoccer pitch it also has a playground and is used by runners, families and boot camp classes.

- Conor McHugh