'Dreadful' kerbing at Glenbrook in Portlaoise


'Dreadful' kerbing at Glenbrook in Portlaoise

Kerbing will be replaced in Portlaoise’s Glenbrook estate by October, to prevent further damage to cars.

The commitment was given at Laois County Hall, in response to a motion proposed by Cllr Mary Sweeney.

“It beggars belief that (the developer) moved out without completing the estate, it’s unbelievable, it’s in a dreadful condition,” she said.

She said there’s been a huge amount of damage caused to car tyres from the curbing in the estate.

Supporting the motion, Cllr Caroline Dwane Stanley said that the curbing had been left in a dreadful state, as were the gullies.

Cllr John Joe Fennelly said it was terrible to see such a lovely estate left in such awful conditions.

Director of services, Kieran Kehoe said that the lowest tender for the works had pulled out, which had delayed the process by a few weeks.