Fence restricts Emo Court access
People who use Emo Court in Laois to get excercise and some relief from the Level 5 Covid-19 lockdown claim that a fence has been erected to restrict access.
A member of the public who is a regular of the publicly-owned amenity said the grounds have been restricted.
He told the Leinster Express that Emo Court was blocked off to the public at the main entrance to the Wellingtonia Avenue on Friday, January 22.
"It is used by literally hundreds of people who walk there every day. It was totally blocked off on Friday with no notice.
"No one knows why. It's a major annoyance for anyone trying to get a stroll in locally, especially with the lockdown," he said.
The man said people and are very annoyed including elderly peole whose only relief from lockdown since March is a walk in Emo Court.
The local man added that the there is unrest over how the Office of Public Works is managing the facility.
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