David Gardiner, Workers’ Party representative in Palmerstown-Fonthill, has written to the local Garda Superintendent concerning the existing, yet unenforced, ban on heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) weighing over 7.5t from using the Kennelsfort Road.
“This has been an issue in Palmerstown for many years,” said Gardiner, “and yet we still do not see adequate action being taken on it.”
He continued, “Private companies are using our roads to make their profits without adequate consideration being given to the community here in Palmerstown. This is why I’m calling on Gardaí to set up checkpoints along the road and ensure that the ban on HGVs along the Kennelsfort Road is enforced.”
The Workers’ Party will continue to escalate action until the appropriate measures are put in place for the safety of the community in Palmerstown.
Read David’s letter in full below:
I am writing to you with regards to the ban of heavy goods vehicles over 7.5 tonnes along the Kennelsfort Road.
This has been an issue in Palmerstown for many years and yet we still see inadequate action taken on it. HGVs regularly travel the entirety of the Kennelsfort Road, potentially endangering those living along the road as well as students of Pobalscoil Iosolde.
In addition, the noise pollution in such a residential area can cause distress to residents.
I’m asking you to ensure that An Garda Síochana enforce this ban by setting up checkpoints for HGVs along the road.
These companies are making their profits while showing a complete disregard to the safety of the community here in Palmerstown and I urge you to step in and take the appropriate action to ensure that this is no longer the case.
The Workers’ Party”