‘Our children have nowhere safe to play’

by Emma Nolan

GOATSTOWN parents are campaigning for a playground to be built in the area.
Members of the Roebuck Residents’ Association and Goatstown residents say that despite the large number of young children in Goatstown, there is no playground within walking distance.
The residents say that they are “not looking for another Marlay Park or Windy Arbour”, but all they want is a small local playground within walking distance. They said that the Taney Green area would be ideal.
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council confirmed to The Gazette that it has been approached by a group in Goatstown, and were advised of the level of interest locally.
However, at present, there is no commitment or budget for the proposal.
The spokesperson said: “The council has been asked to consider putting a playground in Taney, to which we are favourable, subject to there being overall agreement among the residents there.
“The Residents’ Association was requested to ascertain the level of interest in this proposal and revert back to the council. If there is overall support … consideration will be given to providing a playground.”

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