Once again DERA has 5 entries in the Dublin City Council Neighbourhoods Competition for this summer’s judging which takes place in June. We ask all residents to support our entry by helping in every way to attend to our local environment, with special attention to grass verges, plants, flowers and the protection of trees and green spaces in our estate. You can help by removing litter (always use gloves) and encouraging children and visitors to take a special interest in our environment. Last year DERA received 7 awards, including one citywide award, presented by the Lord Mayor of Dublin. Judging in our community takes place during June and July. Volunteers are always welcome to join the Environmental Team – please contact us for more information.
PS. You may have noticed that DCC have installed a “talking lamp-post” in Donaghmede Park to remind dog owners of the part they can play in maintaining a clean and safe environment for all.
Dublin City Council is rolling out a Local Environmental Improvement Plan Consultation for the Donaghmede Area. With this in mind, they are making a questionnaire available on the Dublin City Council website from today.
Additionally, hard copies will be available from Wednesday 17th February from the Public Library in Donaghmede, and from the DCC public counter located on the 2nd Floor of the Northside Civic Centre on Bunratty Road, Coolock between the hours of 9.30am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday.
Representatives of Dublin City Council will be in Donaghmede Shopping Centre on Wednesday 17th February and Thursday 18th February from 10.30am to 12.30pm and also on Saturday, 20th February from 12.00pm to 2.00pm to answer your questions and collect completed surveys.
Completed surveys can also be returned to the Donaghmede Public Library or the public counter in the Northside Civic Centre, Bunratty Road, Coolock.
DERA encourages you to take part in the consultation: don’t miss this chance to have your say!
We are pleased to inform residents that Dublin City Council is arranging a Hallowe’en Fireworks Display in Donaghmede Park, bordering Donaghmede and Grange Abbey, on the evening of Saturday 31st October 2015. The display will be staged by a professional pyrotechnics company engaged by Dublin City Council, and will take place at approximately 6pm on a site at the railway end of the park, near the new sports area. There will be music from 5.30pm in the lead-up to the fireworks display itself.
DERA is seeking the support of volunteers from all communities to steward this unique event; this support is essential for a successful evening. If you wish to volunteer as a steward or help in any way, please contact the Committee.
Note: The display site will be cordoned off from public access in order to prepare for the display; there will be strictly no entry to this area before, during or after the display for as long as required by the display operator and Dublin City Council. In view of the fireworks display, no bonfires must be set in Donaghmede Park as a Health & Safety precaution.
Reminder: 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.
Health & Safety are our first priority. Please obey the Gardaí and Stewards at the event. Children must be accompanied by an adult and must be supervised at all times. Restricted lighting is necessary to achieve maximum effect with the fireworks display. For your personal safety and that of those in your care, please bring a torch. Please do no litter. Strictly no alcohol permitted at this event. Declan Rice, Health & Safety Officer, DERA
No liability shall attach itself to DERA from any damage, injury or loss arising from any aspect of this event.