CALL FOR COUNCILLORS TO COMMIT FUNDS TO ROAD SAFETY IN SALLINS
Issued : Monday 10 December, 2018
December 2019 - Residents of Sallins took to the streets again on Friday last to repeat their demand for road safety measures to be implemented by Kildare County Council. Sallins Community Council’s Chairperson Fergus Carpenter who organized the massive memorial walk and protest on 24th November with the Loakman family, explained that residents were out again because of the inadequacy of the response from KCC so far. “While we welcome the new signage at the Clane entrance to the village and the removal of parking spaces at the dangerous Osberstown Court junction, much more is needed to slow traffic down coming into and through the village” he said. “ Vehicles must be slowed down at the entrances to our village and at Castlefen estate, the lethal turn at the canal bridge must be made safe and children’s walkway to school and school buses made safer” he stressed. “We understand that some measures will take time but some are straightforward so we expect a quick response on some measures and a clear plan and timeframe from KCC on others” explained Mr Carpenter. “We also call on Councillors to set aside monies from their Local Property Tax discretionary fund to pay for some of these works and wrote to them all several weeks ago requesting this – if making our town safer for our children is not a priority for them then we’re in real trouble” he observed. He also committed Sallins Community Council to continuing the work they had started on the road safety issue over a year ago.