We have bid farewell to our Indian summer and autumn’s weather is well and truly here! It has been wonderful to see community events resume, including the many coffee mornings taking place on behalf of the Harold’s Cross Hospice.I am continuing my weekly walkabouts to meet with people in our area. This monthly update gives you an overview of work I’ve been doing on your behalf. In the meantime, if you would like to discuss anything in the newsletter or would like help or advice, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.Tabhair aire!Shane
I was delighted to welcomeDarragh O’Brien TD, Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritageto Dublin Mid-West last week to open our newest park – Tandy’s Lane Park. This Park is a fantastic recreational amenity for residents in Adamstown and surrounding areas. It was great to join the Mayor and fellow councillors for the opening and to see the beautiful walking routes, breath-taking natural beauty, and the fantastic playgrounds. If you get a chance, check it out!
September Area Committee Update
This week, we had the last meeting of the Lucan, Palmerstown and North Clondalkin Area Committee since the summer. This meeting presents an opportunity to raise local issues in our area. You can watch my video updatebelow to see some of the matters discussed, including the need for a structured approach to improving safety and usage of Cluain Rí Park, an update on outstanding footpath repairs and the introduction of a mattress amnesty and a bulky waste collection .
Plan for Cluain Rí Park
Since being elected, I have highlighted the need for a plan to increase usability and improve safety at Cluain Rí Park on Ballyowen Lane. I have lobbied the Council to cut back overgrowth and excessive vegetation, clear dumping and address the need to replace gates to the park. Following a motion I put forward, the Council will now bring forward options for further improvement of the park in October. This park has great potential as a green area for residents in surrounding estates and I am hopeful we will see progress in increasing usage of it.
Bulbs not Bonfires – now open for applications
Bulbs not Bonfires is a reward in the Council’s Social Credits Scheme. This scheme rewards community groups for undertaking local pro-environmental / non bonfire orientated Halloween activities and projects. Community groups, environmental groups, resident associations, and schools can apply.Applicationsshould be received by 5pm on Friday 15th October to receive bulbs. Please send your application to email@example.com. All applications will be dealt with on a first come first served rule.
Mattress Amnesty & Bulky Waste Collection
As part of South Dublin County Council’s Mattress Amnesty 2021, collection of used mattresses, free of charge, will take place at the following locations between 9.30am and 12.00pm: Friday 15th October 2021 – Quarryvale Community Centre Car Park and Monday 18th October 2021 – Rathcoole Community Centre Car Park. Other locations can be viewedhere. I am also pleased to see a bulky waste collection planned to take place during October – something I have consistently called for.
More bins and better public lighting secured
Following representations I have made, I am pleased to see improvement in our public realms. These include reinstatement of public litter bins on Manor Road and Oakcourt, repair of the boundary between Moorfield and Palmerstown Woods, requested repair of public lighting on the Neilstown Road and roadworks near the Oval. I also requested an update on the footpath repair programme at the recent Area Committee meeting, including outstanding works from last year’s programme. You can view the current schedulehere.
Tacaíocht €150,000 fógartha do na Gaeil Óga
Bhí áthas ormfáilte a chur roimh an Aire Stáit Spóirt, Jack Chambers,go Leamhcán agus é ag fógairt maoiniú de €150k do na Gaeil Óga. Beidh siad ábalta cur go mór lena gclár cluichí & rannpháirtíochta pobail. Gach rath ar an gClub! Cuirim fáilte roimh comhfhreagras as Gaeilge. [I was happy to welcome Minister of State for Sport, Jack Chambers, to Lucan as he announced funding of €150,000 for the Gaeil Óga. This will enable them to greatly enhance their programme and public participation. Good luck to the Club!]
LEAPS Programme at ACE Enterprise Park
LEAPS is a programme offered by ACE Enterprise Park to support people who want to set up a business in South County Dublin. Over 12-15 months LEAPS will help you put your ideas and plans into action, from creating your business plan, to launching, to invoicing your customers. For more information, clickhere.
Peace Commissioner appointment
I’m proud to have been appointed as a Peace Commissioner for County Dublin and adjoining counties by the Minister of State for Justice, James Browne TD. Peace Commissioners perform a variety of functions, including taking statutory declarations, and witnessing signatures on documents required by various authorities. If I can assist you as a Peace Commissioner, please let me know.
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