At June's meeting of the Dunshaughlin area committee, representative Cllr Maria Murphy raised the issues of the poor re-instatement of the Village Green in Dunboyne following works by Bord Gais.
Cllr Maria Muprhy explains: "In the early part of the year, Bord Gais or some contractors working for them came to do some work on the Green," she said, "When they finished the work, they didn't re-instate the grass properly and left it very uneven when compared to the rest of the grass in the Green area.
They are supposed to re-instate the area to the quality they found it in. They didn't seem to put top soil on it and its quiet obvious that they didn't even rake it. The local engineer is going to get them back properly to do the grass."
Cllr Murphy was positive that efforts to get the damaged area in the Village Green restored to its former glory would be successful, even if extreme measures are needed to be taken. She also indicated the important place that the Village Green has in the hearts of the residents of Dunboyne.
"The Village Green is lovingly cared for and held in high regard by the people of Dunboyne. So, when the work was done it was instantly noticed and a lot of umbrage was taken at the state the place was left in. I was told it can be hard to get the contractors back out and my response to that was, if the company want access to the site, I will park my car over it and we will get someone out quick enough to finish the work. It's not adequate that they take a public space and leave it in that state. They wouldn't do that in someone's garden," she said.