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Kenure Park Rush – Public Seating

COMHAIRLE CONTAE FHINE GALL

FINGAL COUNTY COUNCIL

BALBRIGGAN/SWORDS AREA COMMITTEE MEETING

[Services A – Operational Matters]

Thursday 13th November, 2014

ITEM NO. 50



Question: Councillor B Dennehy

“To ask the Chief Executive to install two extra public seating bench’s in Kenure Public Park one to be located half

way between the main entrance and the bridge in the centre of the park and the other to be located half way

between the bridge in the centre of the park and the entrance into Kenure housing estate.”

Reply:

The Operations Department is liaising closely with Rush Tidy Towns and their ‘Adopt a Woods Project’ on all

matters relating to landscaping proposals for Kenure Woods. Prior to 2011 this area was a notorious black spot

for anti-social activity , largely due to overgrown vegetation combined with virtually no pedestrian usage. Over the

last three years enormous improvements have been achieved in Kenure Woods to restore this beautiful area to its

former glory. A combination of the removal of all overgrown vegetation and the installation of outdoor adult

fitness equipment has resulted in almost 100% increase in the pedestrian traffic using the area. Extensive bulb

planting is also planned in the coming weeks, so by Spring 2015 Kenure Woods will be almost unrecognisable to

the condition that it was in four years ago. Despite all improvements, there is still a level of anti-social activity in

Kenure Woods and the addition of seating is considered premature at this time. We are totally committed to the

further and continued improvements in Kenure Woods, and will consider seating within the woods at a later stage

in its development.

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