A Very Marley Christmas

Let’s kick off Christmas the Marley Grange way! Please come join your friends and neighbours for some festive fun on Saturday 1st December, 3.30-5.30 pm on the central green at Marley Drive. There’ll be carols from the Divine Word Choir, mulled wine, hot chocolate, mince pies and some festive treats. Bring those important Santa letters, or write them there! We may also have a visit from a festive friend to take them straight back to the North Pole. Weather permitting folks, so please keep an eye on Facebook and website for latest updates.

Are you registered to vote?

A nationwide campaign is currently underway to encourage all eligible electors to check the Draft 2019/2020 Register of Electors prior to the published register in February 2019. To ensure inclusion in the Register of Electors for next year, the deadline for applications is 25th November 2018.

An opportunity to register to vote is taking place on Thursday 22nd November from 7.00-9.00 pm in St Attracta’s Junior School Hall. Application forms will be available to fill out, as well as a member of An Garda Síochána who will stamp/sign each application.

Bus Network Redesign

Most of our residents will have received literature on the proposed redesign of the Dublin Bus Network, which is due to come into force in 2020. This will impact the existing bus routes serving Marley Grange and surrounding areas. Details have been issued by the National Transport authority and more information about the proposed changes are available here. A public consultation process is currently underway until 28th September. To have your say, please complete the NTA’s online survey found here or submit comments in writing to consultations@busconnects.ie.

New 175 Bus Route

Facts about the 175 bus route in operation from Sunday September 9th.
🚌 The Route goes from Citywest to UCD (via Tallaght, Knocklyon, Ballinteer, Dundrum and Taney).
🚌 The route will be owned by the state and run by Go-Ahead.
🚌 All fares including cash, Leap Card, annual tickets and taxsaver are the same.
🚌 Leap Card and Free Travel Pass accepted across all services.
🚌 Real Time for this service will be available on the TFI app and website.
🚌 All vehicles fully accessible for wheelchair users.

For more details see https://www.transportforireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Route-175-timetable.pdf

Marlay Park Master Plan

*Extended Deadline* Many of our residents attended the recent information session on the proposed development plans for Marlay Park. Just a quick reminder to those that couldn’t make it that the draft Master Plan can be found here http://www.dlrcoco.ie/en/news/general-news-public-consultation/marlay-park-master-plan-have-your-say.

The developers are keen for input from all park users. The deadline for submission of comments and observations is 17th 31st August, so please take the opportunity to have your say! https://dlrcoco.citizenspace.com/parks/marlay-park-master-plan-have-your-say/

Free Sustainable Gardening Course

From Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council:

Once again, we’re offering our highly popular and FREE Sustainable Gardening Course to local residents. The course, which was featured on RTE Nationwide last May will run for 5 sessions on alternate weekends between 30th September – 25th November 2018.

The course offers participants the chance to learn how to plant and manage their gardens for wildlife, propagate their own plants (saving money) and meet like-minded people.

Each session lasts 3 hours (9.30 – 12.30 or 13.30 – 16.30) with time split between walks and talks, classroom discussions and practical sessions.

Sessions will focus on alternatives to spraying, planting for bees, the benefit of trees, wildflower gardens, urban food production, hedgerows and much more.

Workshop dates 30/9, 14/10, 28/10, 11/11 and 25/11

Although the course is aimed at resident groups, we are always happy to accommodate individuals who are keen to learn about sustainable gardening and willing to spread the message.

Spaces are limited (48 places) so please register your interest early by emailing aoifemunn@gmail.com

Barbecue in June

Thanks to everyone who attended the BBQ on Friday 8th June. Once again we had a great turnout with over 100 residents and friends attending. There were lots of positive comments about the food, the clown and the musician, and once again we were so lucky with the weather. In addition this year we had the great Marley bakeoff, which was a huge success, well done to all our bakers!

JCB back today

Now that the bulk of the snow has (hopefully) fallen, we have asked the JCB to clear the snow again today. He should be here from 10am this morning.

JCB clearing snow

MGRA has arranged for the JCB to be in the estate today (Wednesday) clearing snow. He will generally clear the route from the estate entrance through to the church/school. We have also advised that we will likely need him again over coming days. In the meantime, please take care if out and about and stay warm. Great snowman by the way whoever built it!

Annual AGM 20th February 2018 at 8pm

The Annual General Meeting of the Marley Grange Residents Association will be held on Tuesday 20th February 2018 at 8:00pm in the Divine Word Parish Centre. Refreshments will be served from 7:30pm onwards.

All members are encouraged to attend. This event is your best opportunity for face-to-face communication with the committee and fellow residents on topics of interest to us all. We will not have the logistics to take membership fees on the night and the AGM is only open to residents who have paid their 2017 subscription. If you wish to attend and have not paid, please contact us at info@marleygrange.ie by 18th February.

Any member who wishes to propose a motion at the AGM should please submit it by email to the Secretary, John Sweeney (secretary@marleygrange.ie), by 15th February at the latest.

Some changes to the association’s Constitution will be proposed at the AGM. The revised wording (highlighted in grey and yellow) may be seen in the side bar to the right of the main website page under ‘Learn More’ and then clicking on the link that appears (or by clicking here).