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01 Jul 2022

Fence needed between Laois fishing lake and children's play area

Fence needed between Laois fishing lake and children's play area

Gills Pond in Ballinakill, beside the Heywood Village housing estate

A fence has been requested to protect children playing next to a fishing lake in a Laois village.

The Heywood Village housing estate faces onto the scenic Gills Pond, a popular angling destination.

However children play football on the green next to the water and it must be made safer says a local councillor.

Cllr John Joe Fennelly tabled a motion to the February meeting of Portlaoise Municipal District, asking Laois County Council to replace the fence.

"There is a small fence at the end of the estate, it's not two feet tall. When people come to the angling lake they park along it. This is just to have a boundary for kids playing football on the green that will be safe," he said.

In reply, the Portlaoise MD office will examine the location and carry out repairs as required.

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