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To: Galway City Council

Establish a Public Parks Warden unit in Galway City

Establish a Public Parks Warden unit in Galway City

We call upon the members of Galway City Council to vote next Monday at their first meeting of 2019 supportting a motion to establish a public park wardens unit

Why is this important?

Public parks, woods and other green spaces are more and more recognised as essential to the health of people and to the wellbeing of the planet.
Sadly Galway city’s public parks are increasingly suffering from anti-social behaviour that is undermining all of the great work that has been undertaken over so many decades by volunteers of all ages. Issues such as litter, dumping, destruction of seating/tables and tree felling are undermining not only citizens’ enjoyment of our valuable green spaces but are also impacting negatively on wildlife species.
It is well past time that Galway city follows the centuries-old example of Dublin and Belfast in having dedicated full time park wardens. Such on-the-ground staff could regularly carry out essential maintenance, act as tour guides, dramatically decrease acts of vandalism and in the process restore public confidence and usage of a rich diverse range of meadows, forests, wetlands and parks that would be the envy of most other European cities.

Galway City, County Galway, Ireland

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Reasons for signing

  • The council needs to start listening to and acting on the interests of people who live in Galway. Tourism and development are key areas of focus for many councillors but people who reside in the city/suburbs want amenities that are accessible and clean. It can’t be left to the community to perform council responsibilities. The relationship between the council and the city is broken. This is just another facet of the stagnation. Galway is fed up with council apathy. The council need to do better.
  • I'm tired of seeing trash and glass bottles on the sidewalk and grass areas. Seriously. What is wrong with some people.
  • As a volunteer involved in litterpicks,community activism ,we see no will from the City council to truly take care of our parks ,woodlands ,green spaces ,running them down for what purpse ? development perhaps.Thinks need to change


2019-06-03 19:32:19 +0100

100 signatures reached

2019-01-10 18:09:08 +0000

50 signatures reached

2019-01-10 10:04:30 +0000

25 signatures reached

2019-01-10 07:12:22 +0000

10 signatures reached