Upgrade needed for dated and worn playground in Mohill

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Upgrade needed for dated and worn playground in Mohill

The playground in Mohill which was built in 2004 has been described as dated and worn Picture:Willie Donnellan

A call to upgrade the “very date looking and worn” playground in Mohill was proposed at the latest meeting of Carrick-on-Shannon Municipal District.
Cllr Seadhna Logan made the call that funding be sought through Clár or any other suitable grant scheme or funding stream to modernise and upgrade the public playground facilities on Station Road to enhance the existing playground and space.
The Sinn Fein councillor also asked that the council would endeavour to maintain the existing facilities by replacing the old faded signage and doing more routine maintenance with an emphasis on power hosing of the site as the need arises.
A reply to his motion stated the number of applications received by the council annually far exceeds that which necessitates a short listing process based on the merits of each application.
Should Mohill playground’s application score high enough for inclusion in the top 15 projects, the council will seeking funding from the Department of Rural & Community Development in April.
Cllr Logan said the reply was “somewhat positive.” The playground was built in 2004 and it has got very dated looking and worn, he said.
“I would be strongly urging the council that it would score high enough to be included on the list,” he said.
Cllr Logan said Mohill has a population of 855 with a lot of children and he asked the council to look favourably on the request.
Others supported the proposal with Cllr Enda Stenson describing it as “the most used playground I see.”
Darragh O’Boyle, district engineer, told the meeting they carry out regular audits on playgrounds. He said the faded signage and gate would be replaced but funding would be needed for work on the central portion of the playground.