23 Oct 2020

IGB Secondary School – New Website

The new Educate Together secondary school that will be situated in the IGB site has just launched a new website. You can find it here.

They are currently in the old Notre Dame site on Churchtown Road, but will be moving to the IGB site when the planning permission for the portacabins/temporary school is granted. (The current status of that planning application is still at the Request for Information stage, i.e. the planners in DLR are waiting for further information from the Department of Education before they will make their decision.)

23 Oct 2020

Ghosts, Insect Hotel, More Planting, Parking etc.

Significant work is being undertaken by the Tidy Districts group in the green space on Friarsland Road. The brambles have been cut back and a number of plants and bulbs have been sown (Thank you to all the residents who donated plants.). A new bug hotel made from recycled pallets has been added. A new bench will be added in the coming weeks along with some apple trees.

Have you noticed our scary ghosts hanging from the trees down on the Green in front of the shops! We hope you like them. We also sourced and decorated more logs for this space, they’re a great hit with the kids.

We are always looking for new volunteers to our group, and you can do as much or as little as you like.

A reminder – We ask that everyone please remove any vegetation from their garden overhanging and causing an obstruction to residents using the footpaths and to refrain from parking on grass verges and footpaths as this causes damage and makes social distancing difficult.

23 Oct 2020

Spooky House Competition!

Roebuck Residents Association are inviting all residents to take part in our Spooky House Competition – with no Trick or Treating this year we are hoping that the local kids can still have fun by walking around the neighbourhood to see all the Halloween decorations and art. Judging will take place on 31st October and there will be prizes for the most spooktacular houses.

16 Oct 2020

CMH – Meeting with LDA

Four members of the Committee held a virtual meeting with the LDA today in relation to the development of the CMH site. Attending this meeting was the LDA Community Liaison Officer, the Project Lead and the Project Architect. They are currently engaging with local community groups, and are endeavoring to collect as much feedback as possible. It was a very interesting meeting. Among other things, it was very encouraging to learn they plan to keep car traffic to a minimum, prioritise pedestrian and cyclist permeability, retain a minimum of 25% open space, and preserve, as much as possible, the unique sylvan and historical character of this site. We discussed a lot of different aspects, and are hopeful that the points we raised will feed into the design process. They plan to release an e-Bulletin shortly which we will send out to members.

If you haven’t already, we would strongly encourage you to look at the website (dundrumcentral.ie), and to take the survey as soon as possible. This is a limited opportunity where you can raise the issues that are most important to you.

You can view the document we submitted here. We discussed these issues, and others, at the meeting.

16 Oct 2020

Rodents!

A member has contacted us to say they suspect there may be a rat problem in the area. Mount Carmel Road in particular. If you have concerns can you please contact the HSE.

The details are: HSE Environmental Health Office,
pest control numbers: 01-7955057 and 1850 211 774.
Alternatively, email  pestcontrol.south@hse.ie

This is a free service where they will inspect your garden and put out poison bait stations. It is important to notify them as there may be a sewage/drain problem. The more voices notifying them the better.

16 Oct 2020

Hospice Coffee Morning – Amount Collected

€775 was collected via this year’s method of leaving collection boxes in Lynam’s, Roebuck Pharmacy and Select Boutique. We’d like to thank everyone who contributed to this very worthy cause, and a special thanks goes to Mairéad Joyce for organising this once again. The Committee agreed to top up the figure, and the final cheque sent into Our Lady’s Hospice was for €1,035.

12 Oct 2020

Agenda for Upcoming AGM 2020

Our AGM will take place next Monday, 19th October, at 8pm. It will take place via an online meeting.

The agenda is as follows:

1. Welcome 
2. Minutes of AGM 2019 
3. Committee Reports   
a. Communications   
b. Tidy Districts and Environment   
c. Events and Activities   
d. Planning   
e. Finance
4. Election of Committee and Officers
5. Subscriptions for 2020/21
6. Close

08 Oct 2020

Vector Motors – New SHD Planning Application

A SHD planning pre-application for student accommodation has just been lodged for the 0.39 ha Vector Motors site on Goatstown Road. This one is for a 239 bedspace shared living development, 4/5 and 6 storey. Another great example of sustainable planning via the SHD system if this gets the go ahead…

More information can be found here: https://goatstownroadshd.ie/ The reference number on the ABP site is: PL06D.308353.

The final date and time for submitting an observation on this is 5.30pm on November 10th. You can find out how to make an observation here: http://www.pleanala.ie/shd/applications/makeshdsubmissionhowto.pdf.