Kelly seeks playground facilities for Curraghboy/Brideswell

Cllr. Emer Kelly has called on Roscommon County Council to provide support in obtaining playground facilities in the Curraghboy and Brideswell area.

Speaking to the Roscommon People this week, the Independent councillor said: “There are currently no playground facilities in this area which is unusual as most villages, even small ones have some form of playground facilities. They are an amenity regularly used by local families and children. I see it here in my own village and surrounding villages, the playgrounds are aways full with families and children, and act as a meeting and social point for families. They also act as a point of attraction for visitors and tourists with children to stop in on their way through the village.

“Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, people appreciate amenities that are close to their homes. I think even now as we are seeing an increase in the number of people working from home and wanting to be at home, the availability of these resources and amenities locally are going to become increasingly important and increasingly sought after in our towns and villages.

“I think there is a large void in this area without a playground and I have been approached by residents in the area seeking this facility. While I understand playground require large amounts of funding, equipment and resources and the process takes times, there does appear to be interest in the project. Roscommon County Council has informed me these projects are generally community driven, and CLÁR funding may be available to help support the project if it develops”.