The majority of residents living in St Joseph’s Park, Nenagh, wants extra speed ramps in their estate to combat speeding and protect children, according to a survey conducted by local Fine Gael councillor Conor Delaney
“During a recent canvass of St Joseph’s Park for the Seanad referendum a lot of people were asking me about the possibility of installing extra speed ramps in the estate due to concerns regarding speeding vehicles and children safety. One woman cited an incident when a speeding van nearly hit a three year old child who had been playing in a front garden and somehow managed to open to outside gate,” he said.
Cllr Delaney is now requesting that Nenagh Town Council address the issue immediately before a child gets hurt.
“I am calling on the town engineer to meet with me and residents to look at the best approach going forward because I don’t want to wait for a serious accident to occur before action is taken,” he said.
Cllr Delaney acknowledged that a motion regarding the issue was heard before the September council meeting, but the outcome was only to reinstate the two existing speed ramps at the entrances to the estate.
“Once vehicles go over these two speed ramps, 90 per cent of the estate remains unprotected. These additional ramps don’t have to be permanent fixtures but they should be left in place for a period of time to change driver attitude,” he said.
Cllr. Delaney also stated that “Children at Play” and “Slow Down” signs should be installed in St Joseph’s Park.
He has presented his findings to Nenagh Town Council and is awaiting a response.