Thurles Town Councillor Jim Ryan have this week called on Thurles Town Council to progress the project for a new town park for Thurles.
In a statement to this weeks Tipperary Star, Cllr Ryan stressed the social importance of having such a major facility in the town and he is looking for the council executive to look into ways of moving it along. “Thurles is crying out for a central town park that is open to everyone to enjoy. At present people are leaving the town to travel to the park in Templemore and we have been contacted by a large amount of parents looking for the council to provide one in our town.
“Thurles Town Council has money put aside for the construction of a town park and in 2010, E50,000 was put aside for a skateboard park which is to be built as part of the new town park project. I was delighted that my proposal for the skateboard park was provided for in the councils 2010 budget and it is my hope that it can be constructed at the same time as the town park,” stated Cllr Ryan.
He added, “During the last number of years the biggest request that the people of Thurles have had is for a town park and so as elected public representatives I feel we have a duty to provide one. At a meeting of the town council last October a motion sent in by Cllr Ryan and Cllr Doran looked for support in directing the council executive to move the town park project along in 2012. The motion was supported and both councillors were delighted that the council executive gave a commitment to do so. We need to move this process along as peoples patience is been tested. It is a sin to see families leaving Thurles to avail of playground facilities elsewhere and hopefully 2012 will be the year that the town park project will move on to the next stage,” stated Cllr Ryan.