October 2020 Update

We are pleased to report that An Garda Síochána have once again offered to collect and deliver items of local shopping and medication for senior citizens and those of our residents who feel isolated or vulnerable during the current Level 5 restrictions, to the extent that resources allow. Garda Sergeant Dan Creedon leads the Community Liaison Team in Coolock Station. To avail of this service, contact Coolock Garda Station at 01-6664200 and they will advise of their ability to assist.

As you are aware, this year DERA had no festival events for the first time in many years because of the Covid-19 restrictions, and unfortunately this also extends to the traditional Hallowe’en fireworks display, usually organised by Dublin City Council.

All households, traders and factories in the area are asked to heed the notices given by Dublin City Council, Dublin Fire Brigade, An Garda Síochána and DERA. Do not dispose of materials of any kind that might be used in a bonfire. It is an offence to do so, and is also a major safety hazard putting lives, property and our environment at risk. In particular, please take care to secure your wheelie bins at this time.

DERA has raised complaints of anti-social behaviour in Donaghmede DCC Park with Dublin City Council and An Garda Síochána, and has requested that the matter be investigated, including the possibility of additional surveillance. Our park is one of the best local amenities which must be protected for the benefit of all.

We are aware of problems with laneways, both gated and ungated, caused by illegal dumping. In some cases we have been able to work with residents to resolve the problem, but we know much more needs to be done. We also appeal to residents not to park in or block access to laneways.

In 2021, DERA aims to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of our foundaton in 1971.

Spring has sprung!

The daffodils planted by Dublin City Council near the railway station are looking good in the spring sunshine.

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They’ll be spectacular when they’re in full bloom, so keep an eye on them in the weeks ahead.

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Thanks and well done to DCC Parks Department and DCC North Central!

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Dublin City Council Neighbourhoods Competition

DERA has again submitted a number of entries to the annual Dublin City Council Neighbourhood Awards, judging for which starts during June. We ask all residents to make an extra effort to enhance their area by regular attention to the environmental requirements in our estate such as preservation of grass verges, picking up all litter, etc. Remember to always use gloves in the process! Thank you for your interest and concern for our environment.

“Green Fingers” Plant Sale

PlantDERA in association with Dublin City Council is pleased to inform residents that a summer plant sale will take place on Wednesday 12th June at 10.30am in St. Kevin’s Junior School yard, courtesy of Ms Orla Leonard, Principal. The sale will end at 12pm sharp if stocks are not sold out beforehand. Please note that parking will not be available. Queries to DERA Committee Members or Ms Aileen Doyle, DCC Senior Community Officer.