A Garda mobile safety camera that has made a picnic area in Galbally its home on a regular basis over the past three years will have to move to a new location, after the community council voted unanimously to turn that particular piece of land on the Mitchelstown approach to the village, into a lawn.
A local man told The Avondhu that having the garda van parked at the location was 'a licence to print money for the authorities', but wasn’t solving the issue of motorists speeding through the village itself.
Limerick County Council carried out the recent works to the picnic area, opposite the rugby grounds, at the request of Galbally Community Council who now hope that a speed ramp can be installed to slow down motorists.
One of the many comments on the Galbally Community Facebook page read: “Very few ever parked there to take in the views, let it be a colourful flower bed now and people enjoy it, and good riddance to the speed van from there, it didn’t stop people from flying down the street so it was doing no one a favour there. It’s the Main Street in the village that needs to be monitored, not the outskirts.”