Fianna Fáil TD for Wicklow Pat Casey and local Cllr Gail Dunne have welcomed Wicklow County Councils decision to proceed to community consultation with the long awaited playgrounds for Roundwood and Laragh.
“Both Gail and I have been working on these projects for over 10 years and today represents a key stage in getting these long awaited and essential community facilities up and running. Community Playgrounds are a vital facility for our young people and promote health living and education.”
“The fact that we are waiting over 10 years in the case of Roundwood shows the complexity of the process. The site in Roundwood which I helped secure funding to purchase when I served on Wicklow County Council is located near An Tochar GAA grounds near the entrance to the village, while the Laragh site is perfectly situated at the Brockagh Centre near the school and with parking attached.”
Cllr Dunne remarked that “since I took over from Pat as Cllr for this area I have worked with both communities to get these playgrounds advanced. I would like to thank the senior officials in Wicklow County Council for remaining committed to the delivery of these projects.”
“Once the community consultation phase is over, we then progress with the part 8 planning process and then to the tender process. This is an exciting time for both of these communities and Pat and I will continue to work to ensure that these playgrounds are delivered.”