At this month’s Templemore Joint Policing Committee (JPC) meeting, Cllr Jim O’Shea raised the issue of a caravan near the Garda grounds which had some “dangerous” cabling attached to it.
“It’s within a mile of a designated halting site,” said Cllr O’Shea. “It’s going down the road. The number of people complaining about it…it’s a bone of contention.” Cllr Maura Byrne said it’s “absolutely dangerous. I see children playing on the street. If we had this on our own homes, we’d be in great trouble.”
Cllr Mick Connell added that the “health and safety people” should have moved in.
“It’s more than a private concern. I think it’s a matter for the County Council and the gardaí. They should get their heads together.” The caravan is “on a continuous white line.”
Cllr Connell said the gardaí know the caravan has been there “for quite a while.”
Supt Pat O’Connor said this was the first he had heard of the matter. “I will look at it and come back to you. We will establish ownership (of the cable).”
“It’s a nuisance there on days of funerals,” added Cllr Connell.
The cable is attached to a nearby house, maintained Cllr Byrne.