Sallins playground is delayed again

Facility is badly needed says James Lawless TD

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Sallins playground is delayed again

Sallins

The long awaited Sallins playground has been delayed again.

Although a site has been identified on parish land adjacent to the church, it is understood that an agreement has not been reached between Kildare County Council and the site owners.

Fianna Fail TD James Lawless, who has campaigned for the facility since before he was elected to Kildare County Council in May 2014, said the plans went on public display and the facility should have been  built by now.

Dep. James Lawless has lobbied for the playground

“The main snag was that a septic tank was found under the site area and this forced the council and  the parish back to the drawing board,” said Dep. Lawless.

Dep. Lawless said Kildare County Council is committed to the project  and the finance is still ringfenced “but if they cannot reach agreement with the parish soon they may need to consider relocating the playground on to the community lands down the canal.”

Dep.Lawless also called on the parties involved to “make best efforts to speedily resolve the issue as this playground is badly needed for the children of the village.”  

Fergus Carpenter of Sallins Community Council said that the news is disappointing and while the SCC has no role in brokering an agreement, he urged both sides to come to an agreement as soon as possible.