07 Jun 2022

Garda Summertime Safety Campaign

We originally posted this 4 years ago in July 2018. However it is still all very relevant so we decided it would be no harm to re-post it. There have been a few incidents of burglary and theft in the area recently, so please follow the advice below.

An Garda Síochána have launched a Garda Summertime Safety Campaign, and have asked us to pass on this useful information to all our members.

Tidy Gardens
· Over €1.8 million worth of property was stolen from sheds/garages and gardens in summer burglaries and thefts in the last 12 months.

· Tools, gardening equipment and bicycles made up the majority of the value of property stolen from sheds/garages and gardens (around €1.4 million).

· Burglaries and thefts from sheds/garages and gardens increased by one third in the summer (+33%) despite residential burglaries generally decreasing in this time.

As part of the Garda ‘Summertime Safety’ campaign the public are encouraged to improve their home security by tidying up gardens and securing sheds / garages.

An untidy lawn gives the impression of a vacant home which is more likely to be targeted by burglars. Overgrown hedges or bushes can provide cover for burglars. Ladders and tools left unsecured are often used by burglars to gain entry to homes. The increase in theft of bikes from gardens in the summer versus the winter (+74%) is much greater than the increase of theft of bikes from sheds/garages (+27%). This is possibly connected to people leaving their bikes out around their homes rather than putting them away when not in use in the summer.

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11 May 2022

Community Games – Sunday May 29th

The local Community Games are back! They were last held in 2019, so it’s fantastic to see them up and running again. No pun intended. To give you an idea of what it’s all about, or to relive some recent past glories, see some old posts here.

Races will be run for U8’s up to U16.

Event Type: Individual Age Category/Panel Details: 

  • Boys & Girls U/8 years O/6 60M & 80M  
  • Boys & Girls U/10 years O/8 100M & 200M
  • Boys & Girls U/12 years O/10 100M, 200M & 600M
  • Boys & Girls U/14 years O/12 100M & 800M
  • Boys & Girls U/16 years O/14 100M, 200M & 1,500M

Many thanks to Shane, John and Shaun for organising all this.

11 May 2022

DLR Joint Policing Committee Public Meeting

Notice of Public Meeting

Would you like to discuss local policing and public safety in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown?

A public meeting of the DLR Joint Policing Committee, chaired by Cllr Carrie Smyth, will be held on Tuesday, 24th May 2022 at 7pm in the Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan.

There will be an opportunity to raise issues and address questions on relevant matters to senior members of An Garda Siochána and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

If you wish to attend you must register in advance by 20th May 2022. To register please email community@dlrcoco.ie or phone 01-2054893.

10 May 2022

New Cycle Tracks Taney Rd, New Junction The Goat

DLRCC is seeking to establish a high quality Active Travel route along the R112 between Stillorgan and Dundrum – “Taney Road to N11 Active Travel Route”.

The scheme is focused on improving safety, reducing motorised traffic speeds, and upgrading active mobility infrastructure along the r112. The proposals include a new two way cycle track on Taney Road, and a new junction layout at The Goat crossroads.

You can see plans, and find out more information on the DLR website. The closing date for public submissions is June 17th.

Update, June:
Click here to view our submission.

10 May 2022

New School – Gaelscoil Laighean

Gaelscoil Laighean will be re-locating to Mount Merrion this September. 

Gaelscoil Laighean welcomes the decision by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council to sell part of the Mount Anville Council site (opposite the entrance to Deer Park) to the Department of Education and Skills for the development of the Gaelscoil Laighean school. The school is delighted to relocate to the area in September 2022.

Gaelscoil Laighean was established in 2019 to provide a multidenominational primary education through Irish for the Booterstown- Blackrock area. 

25 Apr 2022

Vector Motors – New Application

Another SHD planning application has been submitted for student accommodate on this site. (The first was quashed in the High Court.) This application is very similar to the first one. The website is here: https://goatstownroadshd2.ie/.

The closing date for observations is 10th May. The reference number for this one is 313235.

Update, May:
We submitted an observation on this planning application. You can find it here.

25 Apr 2022

Imagine Dundrum – Public Meeting This Wednesday

The final Hammerson-Allianz plans for Dundrum Village were lodged with An Bord Pleanála (ABP) for planning permission on Tuesday April 5th, and can be seen at https://dundrumvillageSHD.ie/.

The public has only until Monday May 9th to make observations (submissions) to ABP – the only opportunity to have your say on this development.

Imagine Dundrum is strongly in favour of the redevelopment of Dundrum to revitalise our Village and provide much-needed homes. But are deeply concerned about these plans, which in no way match the vision of Dundrum’s future developed in consultation with the local community. With the help of a planning expert, they are considering the plans in detail and will make a more detailed statement very soon, but in the meantime they have outlined their initial concerns and questions in our attachment below.

Imagine Dundrum is asking for our support. Sign up to the Imagine Dundrum mailing list, contact your local Councillors and TDs, spread the word to friends and neighbours, make your own submission to An Bord Pleanála, and not least make a donation to support our campaign for the best possible future Dundrum. https://www.imaginedundrum.ie/donate/

Dates for your diary:
1) Public meeting Wednesday April 27th, Taney Parish Centre, 7.30 pm. Input from our planning consultant and information on making a submission to An Bord Pleanála
2) Drop-in advice/ information clinic to assist with submissions, Saturday April 30th. Details to be announced.

How to Make an Observation to An Bord Pleanála:
Imagine Dundrum have put together this very useful guide to making an observation to An Bord Pleanala. You will find all the detail you need here.

31 Mar 2022

CMH – Application Made Public

The planning application for the development in the Central Mental Hospital has been made public, and is expected to be lodged today, or over the coming days. This means that there are now 5 weeks to go through the plans and documentation, and make an observation on this proposal. During this period the Council will prepare a Report that will go to An Bord Pleanála, along with a summary of submitted observations. The Board will then make the final decision.

You can find all the information about this proposed development on this website: www.dundrumcentralresidential.ie. As you will see, there is a vast amount of information there. You can find some views of the plan below. It gives an instant idea of the scale of the development. The proposed development will consist of 940 apartments, 17 duplexes and 20 houses, with building heights ranging from 2 to 7 storeys. The old hospital building appears not to be part of this planning application, and according to the documentation, will be dealt with at a later date. The plan for this building appears to be a conversion to 80 units. This would be in addition to the figure of 977 units proposed in this application.

The ABP reference number for this application is 313176, and the final date for observations is Wednesday 4th May 2022.

We strongly encourage all members to make an observation if they have any comment to make.

The images below come from the Documents/Other/CGI Photomontages section and the EIAR/Photomontages section. There are many images in these files, we have only put 5 below. We have re-saved the PDFs to a smaller file size. You can download and view these smaller PDFs here and here. The ones on the Dundrum Central website are enormous and consequently it is very difficult to view the content there. We would advise all to have a look at the images in these PDFs.

30 Mar 2022

Defibrillator – At Roebuck Shops

We will be getting a defibrillator installed down at the shops in front of the green. The plan is for it to be located just outside Roebuck Pharmacy. Thanks to John Finnegan for allowing it to be installed there.

Special thanks to Cardiac Services for their part in this. The defibrillator needs to be stored in a special box (with a small heat source in order to prevent components being damaged in very cold weather). We will be part-funding the purchase of this box and its installation. Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council will also be part-funding it, via a grant.

We hope to have it installed very soon.