Councillor Kevin Callan.
The Park at the Glen in Yellowbatter/Newfoundwell must be one of the most bizarre public spaces ever.
It must have been designed during the Celtic Tiger years because, apparently, if you view it from the air, the winding stream and the trees that were planted resemble a fish.
I had to sell my helicopter years ago so I can’t say I’ve ever noticed that but I have certainly noticed the raging torrent that the stream can become in the winter months.
Fast flowing, deep water and children playing in a public space is of course a recipe for disaster and every year it is a cause for concern.
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Councillor Kevin Callan raised the issue of the Glen stream being blocked at the monthly meeting of Drogheda Borough Council at Barlow House last night and he received a commitment from the county engineer that the stream will be cleared.
Speaking after the meeting Councillor Callan said he was happy with the response but that levels of pollution in particular with plastic bottles were adding to the situation and that people seen littering should be reported.
“This stream can be a great public amenity or a danger to the public when there is flooding” he said. “The council will respond and I thank them for that”.
Would you let your child play beside this stream?
This article was written by Andy Spearman