Chris O’Dwyer, the Local Area Representative for the Labour Party in Clondalkin-Rathcoole is calling on South Dublin County Council to listen to Saggart residents and build youth amenities in Saggart.
Speaking after reviewing the Vision for Saggart document produced by the Saggart Village Residents Association O’Dwyer said: “In the 2016 census Saggart was identified as Ireland’s fastest growing town. There has been an increase of young families in the area which has brought diversity to the village area. “However, children and teenagers in Saggart have no real opportunity to mix with each other socially outside of the classroom due to the lack amenities for this age demographic.
“Socialisation is an extremely important part of child development, schools provide an excellent foundation for social development but it must be reinforced in more playful settings such as playgrounds and teen spaces. “Playgrounds and teen spaces also aid in diversionary interventions for anti social behaviour. Before South Dublin County Council allow a single brick being laid for any future developments they need to build amenities for children and young people.