Peter Rafferty Principal Officer Site Acquisitions & Property Management Department of Education Jackie Maguire Chief Executive Meath County Council
Car Park for Cannistown National School
With a school population of 390 children from the ages of 4 to 13 there is no infrastructure to ensure the safety of all children who attend this school. There have been a number of near misses and if this is not resolved a fatality is inevitable.
Why is this important?
We are aware that the Local Authority is willing to support with the purchase of land to resolve the parking/ set down issue. We understand that the request to acquire lands needs to come from the Department of Education and Skills and to date, no such request has been received by Meath County Council.
When funding appears to be available we are unclear why this matter has not been progressed. We can no longer remain silent on this issue and wait for a fatality to spur the relevant departments into action.