Volunteers Needed: Irish Cancer Society

The Irish Cancer Society are in urgent need of volunteers to drive patients to and from chemotherapy treatments in all public hospitals nationwide. Volunteers will need their own cars, but all expenses are paid. Further information can be obtained by emailing transport@irishcancer.ie or via the following link.

Road Safety in Marley Grange

MGRA are continually striving to help improve road safety throughout the estate. Feedback following last year’s DLR pilot speed-calming initiative was very promising. However we are awaiting the final outcome to determine whether speed restrictions will be implemented. We have been advised that this may be a lengthy process. Earlier this year we requested the installation additional cautionary signage, which now features in areas with high volumes of children.  We are also currently engaging with DLR regarding revision and improvement of road markings at particularly troublesome spots within the estate. We thank all residents for the support and commitment they continue to provide to these endeavours.

Recent years have seen a significant drop in road fatalities in Ireland, particularly among children. This is largely due to the introduction of safety legislation around driving. However, the top five factors in road deaths remain: 1) Speeding, 2) No seatbelts, 3) Drink and drugs, 4) Fatigue, 5) Distraction. MGRA encourage all residents to remain vigilant to all issues of road safety concern that they witness or encounter within our neighbourhood.

DLR Corporate Plan 2020-2024

Every 5 years Local Authorities in Ireland are obliged to develop a Corporate Plan, which will run for a five year period, assisting the Council in framing it’s objectives and priorities. DLR are currently undertaking a consultation process to help identify core values underpinning the Councils objectives for the next five years. To have your say in prioritising DLR activities, please submit your comments and opinions, confidentially and anonymously, via the following link.

DLR Public Participation Network

DLR PPN is running information sessions for anyone who might be interested in becoming a DLR PPN representative on Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s Strategic Policy Committees.
  • Wednesday 18th of September, Shanganagh Park House, Rathsallagh Ave Shankill, 7pm-8.30pm
  • Thursday 19th of September, Holy Cross Parish Centre, Dundrum, 7pm-8.30pm
These sessions are to give DLR PPN members an opportunity to find out what is involved in being a DLR PPN representative, what the Strategic Policy Committees do, what kind of skills or expertise they might need and to get answers to any questions you have. You can register for either session here
More information about the Strategic Policy Committees can be found at http://dlrppn.ie/about-strategic-policy-committees/, but generally they advise the Council in its work by helping to develop, monitor and review council policy.
The proposed policy areas of the new Strategic Policy Committees are:
  • Housing
  • Economic Development and Enterprise
  • Community, Culture and Wellbeing
  • Planning and Citizen Engagement
  • Environment and Climate Action
  • Transportation and Marine

DLR Age Well Expo

On Sunday June the 9th DLR County Council are running the dlr Age Well Expo, an event to showcase a range of services and supports available for positive ageing in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. 
The event will take place in the Pavilion at Leopardstown Racecourse from 11.30am to 5.00pm, and will feature two stages with a variety of entertainment and cookery demonstrations complimented by presentations on topics such as Safety and Security and the benefits of becoming a Volunteer.The Chat Café stage will host appearances from legendary rally driver Rosemary Smith and author, poet, and TV presenter Christy Kenneally.
 
Information about the exhibitors and free transportation to the event can be found here
The event is free of charge to attend and will be presented in two sessions morning and afternoon. Due to a phenomenal interest in the event, organisers are asking attendees to register to attend here.

Outdoor Event Licence for Music Event at Marlay Park July 2019

DLRCoCo are currently welcoming written submissions or observations on the licence application for proposed concerts to be held in Marlay Park from July 5th – 7th. Deadline for receipt of comments is April 9th, and details can be found by following the link below

https://dlrcoco.citizenspace.com/planning/proposedconcerteventsmarlaypark2019/

 

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.

Stop food wastage – preserving food

Here is a link to this website which some residents may find useful or interesting…

http://stopfoodwaste.ie/resources/storage-cooking/preserving/

 

Outdoor Movies in the Park – No parking on local estates

PLEASE REMEMBER:

To walk or use public transport if you are coming to Outdoor Movies in the Park.

You cannot consume alcohol at the Outdoor Movie events.

There is limited parking for the 2pm and 4.30pm Movies in the College Road car park in Marlay Park.

To not park in local estates, on roads, grass verges or in other off site car parks.

DATE

20th &21st August

TIME

2PM, 4:30PM AND 7PM EACH DAY

COST

Free

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Outdoor Movies in the Park is back in Marlay Park on the weekend of Saturday August 20th and Sunday August 21st 2016. Thanks to everyone who voted for either Grease, Mamma Mia or The Blues Brothers in our Facebook poll to choose the 7pm movie on Saturday August 20th.

Grease got the most votes so we will be showing it and these other great movies at these times on our giant 646 square foot High Definition LED screen:

Saturday August 20th

2pm                  How to Train your Dragon          (PG)     1hr 38mins

4.30pm             Inside Out                                    (PG)     1hr 35mins

7pm                  Grease                                          (PG)     1hr 50mins

 

Sunday 21st August 

2pm                  Minions                                     (PG)     1hr 31mins

4.30pm             Tangled                                     (PG)     1hr 40mins

7pm                  Sleepless in Seattle                   (PG)     1hr 45 mins

 

As usual, all screenings will be free of charge with no admission charge or ticket required.

Great movies, in high definition widescreen with excellent sound will transform the lush grass of Marlay Park into an outdoor cinema for one weekend only.

The backdrop for the giant movie screen will be the magnificent Marlay House and with some sunshine the event will be an unmissable experience.

Filmgoers are welcome to bring picnics and blankets for a great family day out. Movie treats will be available for purchase throughout the event.

dlr COCO Market will be open from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and 11am to 4pm on Sunday. Some market vendors will be open until late on Saturday and Sunday.

It’s going to be a movie lover’s weekend.

 

 

Dog Control and Tagging

We have had two recent cases reported to us of a dog attacking a cat and another case injuring another dog on a lead. In both cases the dogs were accompanied by their owners but not on a lead. We would request that dog owners on the estate to please be a bit more considerate to other path users and home owners and please keep their dogs on leads at all times in the estate. We would also like to remind residents that, since the end of March, it is now the law for all dogs in Ireland to be micro-chipped and registered on a government approved database. The committee encourages all dog owners to comply with this legislation in the interests of responsible pet ownership.

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