Gate needed to prevent anti-social at popular Cork walkway, says local councillor 

Gate needed to prevent anti-social at popular Cork walkway, says local councillor 
Car burnt out at Nash's Boreen.

A gate is needed to stop vehicular access to Nash’s Boreen and tackle anti-social behaviour in the area, according to a councillor.

A car was burnt out on the lane this week, while there have been several instances of illegal dumping in the area.

Sinn Féin councillor Kenneth Collins has called for a gate to be installed, to stop people who do not own land in the area, from driving there.

“This would stop the dumping,” he said.

“It would stop cars being burnt out, and it would give back to the community one of the best amenities that Cork city has.

“It’s being destroyed, but maybe a compromise from the landowner and residents and Cork City Council here that we put a gate in. It’s vital. It’s a must.

“It will stop the van going down and tipping a load of rubbish into it.

He called on Cork City Council ‘to step up to the plate’ and address the issue.

“That one gate would stop all the problems,” he said.

Mr Collins said there is a significant issue with social distancing on the boreen also, with people passing each other too closely.

He has called for park rangers to be in place at the site, like they are at other council amenities across the city.

“For an amenity like this that everybody loves, I think we should have them,” he said.

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