'It's not fair for us kids'... Seven-year-old calls on council to clean up Laytown playground

A fun-loving seven-year-old Mornington girl is urging Meath County Council to clean up the graffiti at her local Laytown playground.

In a video sent to local councillors, little Freya Doolan urged her local authority to take action. Freya shows images of inappropriate drawings on the boat play area in the playground and she also claimed many of the drawings had been there since she was five-years-old and says "it's not fair".

In the 90 second video message, Freya expresses her concern for the local amenity. "Meath County Council, I want to tell you something about the playground. There have been drawings here for a long time. It is not fair for kids here.

"These drawings are inappropriate for kids. Teenagers come here but sometimes they've been drawing. It's not fair for us kids.

"I love Laytown's playground but this is inappropriate. I am just seven. My dad has asked before, so please listen to me.

"Meath County Council, please clean the Laytown playground."

In a statement, Meath County Council said: "Unfortunately, graffiti is an ongoing issue generally in playgrounds and is normally removed as part of normal cleaning, however if anything has been missed we will undertake to remove it.

"Meath County Council have a programme of maintenance inspection and repair for playgrounds in our charge.

"A programme of additional cleaning of playgrounds is due to commence in Duleek during July, the playgrounds in Laytown and Bettystown will be added to these works."