THE COUNCIL has promised to give pedestrian tracks from Brackenstown Road down to the Ward River Valley Park more attention after what it called a ' major upgrade' last summer.Cllr Darragh Butler (FF) asked for improvements to the pedestrian route and was told by the council's operations department: 'A major upgrade of the principal route from the Brackenstown Road across the Ward River Valley was carried out last summer. ' This path, directly to the west of Brackenstown Village, is the main route used by school children crossing the valley each day. The original path was very steep which led to the erosion of the surface during wet weather. The path was realigned to reduce the slope and resurfaced. 'It is proposed to carry out minor repairs to the path and steps to the east of the Brackenstown village later this summer. ' These two paths are the main connections between the paths within the Ward River Valley and the Brackenstown Road. It is not proposed to provide additional paths at this time.'