Kill residents plan more protests for pedestrian crossing

Anger after 10-year-old schoolgirl injured

Sarah Peppard


Sarah Peppard


Kill residents plan more protests for pedestrian crossing

Protesters in Kill last Friday PIC: Tony Keane

Following on from last Friday’s march in Kill village, residents are planning more protests for a pedestrian crossing, according to local councillor Fintan Brett.

Agreements have been made to do a slow drive next Friday October 26, meeting at 3.50pm to commence at 4pm from Earls Court.

Subsequent protests are planned every Friday until the issue is resolved.

Resident Diana Maynard said this is to slow down the Bank Holiday traffic through the village.

“We’re going to try keep the momentum up and go every Friday, they’re planning on getting new signs up for the village as well,” said Diana.

According to gardaí, inestigations are ongoing into the traffic collision that took place in the village on Thursday at 3pm. A 10-year-old girl received leg injuries. It is believed she is making a good recovery.

With Kill National school and Saplings special school situated side by side, Cllr Brett said there is an urgent need to have a crossing in the village, not alone for the kids but for adults also.

It is Cllr Brett’s understanding that Kildare County Council want to wait until 2019 and do any Crossing as part of the Kill-Naas Cycleway.

Dep James Lawless said there have been numerous motions brought before the County Council over a number of years.

He said because of the N7 roadworks, people are cutting through Kill and Johnstown.

 He said there is a large population of children and elderly residents in Kill, and to have not one controlled crossing in the village is not good enough.

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