We made a submission in respect of the Pre-Draft Dundrum Local Area Plan. The closing date was Friday 14th December. Our main focus was the Central Mental Hospital, but we also commented on changes we would like to see happen in Dundrum Village.
Tidy Districts Judgement Day
The judging period for Tidy Districts has just begun. Will we make it three years in a row? The stress of it all. All residents are asked to put in a special effort, please tidy up your verges, and your neighbour’s if they’re not able to/away/too lazy!
18 bags of weeds and edgings were collected at our last tidy-up evening. The (very small) Tidy Districts team is putting in superhuman effort to get our area into shape. All help is much appreciated.
And please don’t forget the poor trees! The new ones, from this year and last year, will be really suffering in this heat. The odd bucket of water would be much appreciated. Washing up water etc. is perfectly fine.
Weeds Info from DLR
We got some information regarding weeds from the Environmental Awareness section of DLRCoCo.
“Grass won’t grow significantly under extreme drought conditions. If you’re going to cut your grass it’s recommended you cut it on the highest possible setting.
The Council is no longer spraying weeds, see here. If weeds are an issue in your area you can report them to email@example.com Please take a picture of the weeds, if they meet certain predefined criteria a crew will be sent to physically weed the area. This is an extremely positive step for our wildlife and is fully endorsed by the Environment Awareness Section.”
Some of our Tidy Districts’ Team, and one or two residents, attended a Sustainable Gardening course that was held weekly over the last couple of months in Marlay Park. It was sponsored by DLRCoCo, and was run by Aoife Munn.
Theworkshops were designed to encourage resident groups and individuals to make informed decisions when managing their estates/gardens in ways that will be sympathetic to nature and in particular our pollinators.
It will appear on RTÉ’s Nationwide programme in the coming months. Fame at last. Thanks to Dalkey Tidy Towns for the photos.
Some residents may be interested to know that Shankill Tidy Towns have organised a number of fantastic Historical Walks starting this May with a tour of the Big Houses of Shanganagh. This event is followed by a talk on the Dublin Mountain Way (3rd June), the Railways of Shankill (6th August) and 4 Castles and a Cornmill 29th October.
Christmas tree recycling will take place from Tuesday 3rd – Sunday 15th January 2017 inclusive between 9.30am and 3.30pm at the following locations:
Blackrock Park Main Entrance
Cabinteely Park Car Park
Killiney Hill Car Park
Marlay Park, Grange Road Car Park
DLR Parks Depot, Sandyford Road, (Near Kilcross Estate)
Shanganagh Recycling Centre Car Park
West Pier Car Park, Dún Laoghaire.
Please do not leave Christmas Trees before or after these dates or outside the designated areas. The provisions of the Litter Pollution Acts 1997 – 2009 will apply.
One Christmas tree per car will also be accepted free of charge at Ballyogan Recycling Park for the month of January 2017 except on New Year’s Day when the facility will be closed.
As you are probably aware, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council recently bought the Fernhill estate in Stepaside. They intend to turn this beautiful 34 hectare site, consisting of gardens, parkland, woodland and agricultural land into a public park. It was a very far-sighted move on the behalf of the council and well done to all involved. It was a beautiful location when it was privately owned, and it will be a great public park.
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council are in the process of completing a Feasibility Study for Fernhill and intend to commence the design process in early 2017. Prior to commencing this, DLR County Council would like to invite submissions from interested parties to have their say on the design and development of Fernhill. The submissions can also include ideas for the use of the house and the other buildings on the site.
The closing date for submissions is Tuesday 31st January.
You can make your submission here: dlrcoco.citizenspace.com/parks/fernhill-park-gardens-have-your-say/
And you can read more about it here: dlrcoco.citizenspace.com/parks/fernhill-park-gardens-have-your-say/supporting_documents/Fernhill Park Gardens Have Your Say.pdf
Have you concerns or issues relating to public safety in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown? You are invited to attend a public meeting of the DLR Joint Policing Committee, chaired by Cllr. Mary Hanafin.
Venue: The Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan
Date and Time: Wednesday, 9th November, 2016, 7.00 p.m.
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council sent us some advice to pass on in relation to Halloween. Click here to view.
Some of the advice:
“Dispose of your rubbish correctly and legally – do not supply your household waste for burning in a bonfire or hand over waste material to any unauthorised waste collector – you will be liable for a fine of up to €4000.”
“You can report instances of dumping or stockpiling to 1800 403 503. DÚN LAOGHAIRE-RATHDOWN COUNTY COUNCIL, ENVIRONMENT ENFORCEMENT UNIT: Phone 01-2047954 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org”
A high-end fashion show is taking place in Dún Laoghaire on the 27th October in the LexIcon Theatre. More info here: events.dlrcoco.ie/event/barnardos-fashion-show
The Fashion Show will see models decked out in second-hand and up-cycled high-end fashion clothing and accessories donated to the Children’s charity, Barnardos over the past year.
Barnardos will also have a pop-up shop selling a range of fashion items at bargain basement prices. Who knows you might pick up a Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu or a Versace for a bargain!
Tickets for the event can be secured from this eventbrite site, the tickets are FREE with a donation option available for those who wish to donate.
Seating is limited and entrance to the fashion show is on a first come first served basis on the evening, with open access to the Barnardos pop-up shop (space permitting).
The Fashion show is one of many Reuse Month events taking place throughout the Country during October.
The Summer of Heritage 2016 programme, is a series of free guided tours, running for 10 weeks, commencing 27th June and running up until 4th September. This year they have added 5 new Events to the programme, these are the National Maritime Museum, Maeve Binchy walking tour with Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre and a 1916 Graves tour of Deansgrange Cemetery, a 1916 Social History tour of Dún Laoghaire and a 1916 Exhibition in Marlay House. This year there will be 29 free Events being run over the ten week programme.
See all the events, and download the brochure here: http://events.dlrcoco.ie/event/summer-heritage-2016