Playground inspector to be appointed to assess damage
The playground in Jobstown two weeks ago

Playground inspector to be appointed to assess damage

SOUTH Dublin County Council is planning to appoint a playground inspector to review a playground in Jobstown, which has been unmaintained and damaged for two years. However, a date for when it will reopen is yet to be decided.

As previously reported in The Echo, the playground, which is located beside the Jobstown Community Centre and Citywise, was maintained by South Dublin County Council before it was locked in 2020.

Bawnlea resident Noel Williamson said the playground equipment was broken, and children were gaining access to it through a hole in the fence, posing a health and safety risk.

In recent weeks, the council has carried out work to cover up the holes in the fence and last Wednesday, July 20, a council spokesperson provided an update on the playground.

“Extensive damage to the play equipment at Jobstown Playground has necessitated the temporary closure of the playground,” the spokesperson told The Echo.

“SDCC are seeking to appoint a playground inspector to inspect/review the playground as soon as possible.

“The inspection report will identify the damage and risks in the playground and the works required to allow it to re-open.

“On receipt of the inspection report SDCC shall estimate the costs and make provision to carry out the works required to re-open the playground.

“Dates for same are not available until works are costed and programmed.”

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