Repair work starts on Cappagh Park playground

Following its closure due to vandalism and health and safety concerns, improvement works have begun on the playground in Cappagh Park.

The works, which have been welcomed by Labour city councillor Niall McNelis, have begun with the removal of the bark surface, while equipment has been purchased to replace broken play items. The works are expected to be finished within the next two weeks.

"This facility is so important for the community and has been a big loss to the many young children who live in the area," said Cllr McNelis.

The Galway City West councillor is also calling for the installation of a 'white noise' system, which emits a "mosquito like buzzing noise", to deter vandals, and similar to what has been installed in other playgrounds in the city.

He added: "The playgrounds also need extra lighting, this will make late night trouble makers more visual at night." Cllr McNelis has also asked that the playground equipment be replaced in McGraths Field.

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