Cllr. Brian Dennehy has welcomed the progress of the installation of measures that will provide new Health and Safety protection items alongside the Bride stream on the Lusk Ring Road. Cllr Dennehy pursued the issue at the BALBRIGGAN/RUSH-LUSK/SWORDS Area meeting after raising it initially several months earlier and a number of times since at both meetings and with FCC officials individually and was very happy to see the protection measures he requested advance from the contract awarded stage to installation.
“The issue was first brought to my attention when several residents raised concerns initially about potential incidents due to the close proximity of the new playground to an unprotected stream and later separately an incident of a child falling into the stream was reported to me”. After initially requesting Fingal County Council carry out a safety assessment on the area the following works were announced at the monthly meeting. A contract had been awarded for installation of a 1.2m solid round bar metal fence along the stream parallel with the adjacent path. In addition to the new fence new pedestrian access gates also be to be included. Installation dates were to be agreed when COVID-19 works restrictions were lifted, and contractors will be free to schedule work which was a frustration that delayed the delivery of the project. Cllr Dennehy stated “ the new works will go a long way to help enhance the facilities installed by Fingal County Council on the Ring Road, Lusk and allow parents and grandparents alike to relax and enjoy the facilities safe in the full knowledge that the safety of their children is being attended to as a priority.” Thanks are due to Fingal County Council Operations Department and in particular Mr Paul Smyth Senior Executive Officer on his advice and time given to this to very important safety issue for the residents of Lusk and his overall help in getting the issue sorted out.