South Dublin County Council should provide public toilets and more bins in Waterstown Park ahead of the summer months, according to David Gardiner, Workers’ Party representative for Palmerstown-Fonthill.

Gardiner said:

“As the weather improves over the summer months, more people are going to be making use of Waterstown Park. To facilitate the increase in footfall, South Dublin County Council should install public toilets and overflow bins.”

“Having such a great recreational resource on our doorstep is brilliant. The council should be encouraging as many people as possible to use it by providing the necessary facilities.”

“As became evident during the pandemic, Dublin is poorly-equipped in terms of public toilets. This is something that South Dublin County Council could do easily to change that situation for the better.”

“Overflowing bins are a fairly common sight in Waterstown Park, especially during the summer. A simple way of combating that is by putting in more bins, even if they’re only there temporarily, when there’s an increase in people using the park. We know from past experience that that time tends to be during the summer.”