Monday, March 20, 2023

A local councillor has raised concerns regarding anti-social behaviour as broken glass was again strewn across a Waterford playground last week.

Speaking on social media having raised the issue at the Dungarvan / Lismore District of Waterford Council, Cllr. Conor McGuinness (Sinn Féin) told of recurring problems at the Linear Park in Dungarvan.

The park, which now has an accompanying skate park and Ireland’s first ‘Learn to Cycle’ track, has consistently encountered issues relating to anti-social behaviour in recent years.

“What kind of person thinks it’s okay to spread broken glass around a kids playground?!”, said an angered Cllr. McGuinness.

“This is becoming a frequent occurrence in our playgrounds and I am so angry. At today’s Dungarvan / Lismore District Meeting, I thanked Waterford Council outdoor staff for being so quick off the mark to clean up broken glass that was strewn throughout the playground at Dungarvan’s Linear Park over the weekend. The injury that could be done to a child unlucky enough to step or fall on broken glass doesn’t bear thinking about.”

Cllr. McGuinness has engaged with local Gardaí on the issue, and called for those behind the continued incidents to stop what they are doing.

“Whoever is engaging in this type of anti-social behaviour needs to stop right away. I have written to Garda management to ask that they explore how CCTV can be used to deter and detect future instances. Anyone caught endangering children in this way needs to be taken to task.”

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