Council must engage with Rosemount-Taney community on provision of much needed facilities - Councillor Sorcha Nic Cormaic
Sinn Féin Councillor Sorcha Nic Cormaic has pledged her party’s support for the Rosemount-Taney campaign group who are calling for the provision of a Community Facility, a Sports Centre and for the removal of the unsightly overgrown vegetation at the back of the pitches.
Speaking today Councillor Nic Cormaic said;
“The residents of Rosemount have had to put up with the intolerable position of been pushed further and further down an invisible priority list for almost 10 years. As far back as 2007, when the decision was made to demolish the flats, there were plans to include a Resource Centre and a playground in the area as part of the new replacement development.
“In 2011 there was much talk and plans made for a changing facility complete with proper toilets, for the many groups using the pitches. Numerous commitments by the council to sort out the unsightly mess that was their doing in the first place have also gone un-fulfilled.
“To date none of the commitments or plans have been realised. The so-called Rosemount Resource Centre, as I have mentioned at numerous council meetings, is not fit for purpose, as it is too far away and across an extremely busy intersection (notwithstanding the very important work that is done in it).
“The fantastic playground in Columbanus, while welcome, is not suitable for use by the children in Rosemount and Taney, as again it is too far away and across a very busy road.
“It is high time for the council engage properly with the campaign and fulfil their commitments to the residents of this of this area and the various groups that use the pitches.”