Templemore town lake is now off-limits to people in cars because of drivers doing figure eights on the grass, the local town council was told this Monday night.
Cllr Maura Byrne had asked why fencing had been put around parts of the lake that used to be open for people to drive down to. She said a few people were not happy about the fencing.
She was told by Cllr Mick Connell that the fencing had not been put in place to keep people out but because the facility was being abused by those who had no respect for it.
“Figures eights were being left on the ground. The park is not appreciated by their generation, but by the older generation. The fencing had to come,” he said.
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