Sinn Féin Lismore Local Election Candidate, Louise Brierley (left) with Cllr Siobhán Whelan at the new safety railings outside Lismore Millennium Park playground.

New safety railings have been erected outside the side entrance to Lismore Millennium Park which leads through to the playground.

Local Election candidate Louise Brierley (SF) from Lismore, has welcomed the work saying she was delighted to see that the railings are now in situ.

“A number of parents contacted me last year, anxious that it was a potential danger spot when the gates were often left open and a child could easily run straight from the playground out onto a very busy road.”

Louise Brierley thanked senior executive engineer for Waterford City and County Council Josephine McGrath, who accepted a petition put forward by concerned parents.

Ms Brierley also thanked local Sinn Féín councillor Siobhán Whelan, who visited the playground and requested the work be undertaken.

“We’re hopeful that the playground gate will soon be fitted with better self-closing hinges which would be another safeguard to protect the children, residents and visitors alike,” concluded Ms Brierley.