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Motions Lodged For September Meeting Of Naas MD, On Piper's Hill Education Campus Traffic Issues.

: 09/11/2019 - 07:59

Four separate motions on road safety issues at the Piper's Hill Campus have been lodged for the September meeting of the Naas Municipal District.

1,300 students are educated on the campus.

Stakeholders connected with the site include Kildare Wicklow Education and Training Board, Kildare County Council, Education and Training Boards Ireland, Piper's Hill College, Piper's Hill Community National School, Gaelscoil Nás na Ríogh, and St. David's National School.

In August, Education and Training Boards Ireland, erected a barrier to ensure "only authorised personnel are allowed vehicular access onto the ETBI site."

It adds "The management of traffic flow in the ETBI car park was identified as a high risk for the organisation with significant health and safety concerns associated with unauthorised use of the area in particular as a set-down and pick- up facility for children attending two local schools. "

This barrier, according to some parents, means there are, effectively, scant set-down options for dropping children off at school, or for collecting them.

Meetings between various stakeholders groups are taking place this week.

The motions, by Cllrs. Breen, Clear, Brett and Kelly, call on Kildare County Council to devise a plan to resolve the issue.

The motions are as follows:

8. Motion – Councillor Anne Breen
That the council devises a plan for a solution to the current serious traffic issues at Piper’s Hill which has occurred due to the closure of the KWETB car park, for parents bringing children to and from school.
Kildare County Council

9. Motion – Councillor Bill Clear
That the council write to KWETB requesting a Traffic Management Plan or study in light of recent traffic issues relevant to the Piper’s Hill campus.

10. Motion – Councillor Fintan Brett
That the council engage with all the relevant stakeholders at the Piper’s Hill complex regarding the alleviation of traffic congestion on site especially in the morning time.

11. Motion – Councillor Carmel Kelly
That the council review the traffic management at the Piper’s Hill education campus.

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