Sustainable Energy Community

Our neighbours in Grange Manor and Eden Estate are hoping to establish a Marley Grange Sustainable Energy Community (SEC) in the greater Marley Grange estate. The SEAI are encouraging groups of people to come together to improve how energy is used for the benefit of their community. To look at how we can use energy in a sustainable, holistic way. Energy communities often look at projects in homes, transport and local business. They also look at community buildings such as schools, community centres, and sports facilities. More information can be found here.

A meeting to develop a steering committee is being planned by our Grange Manor neighbours via Zoom on 19th October 2020. Any Marley Grange residents interested in learning more, please contact MGRA at info@marleygrange.ie and we will be happy to put you in contact with the coordinator in Grange Manor.

 

Estate Safety Vigilance

MGRA have been notified that some house burglaries have taken place in Marley Grange in recent weeks. The Gardaí are currently investigating these incidents.

Many houses in the estate are vacant for large portions of the day, and we ask residents to remain vigilant. Please report any suspicious behaviour to Rathfarnham Gardaí, and notify them immediately if you witness or experience any safety concerns within or in the vicinity of Marley Grange.

Beware of bogus charities

It has been brought to our attention that some residents may have received charity collection bags from associations that might not be legitimate. Many charities collecting used or unwanted goods will bear the logo of the Irish Charity Shops Association (for more information see here). Others will display an Irish Registered Charity number, and details can be found by consulting the public register. MGRA encourage all residents to remain vigilant to potential bogus charities, and advise that you gain more information via the telephone numbers they provide before donating. Queries or concerns can be addressed by contacting the Charities Regulator, or following this link.

Noise disturbance on Saturday 17th August 2019

An event took place on Saturday 17th / Sunday 18th August on Grange Road, which caused a significant amount of disturbance to local residents. MGRA are actively addressing the numerous concerns which have been raised by our members regarding the event.
Following a similar disturbance in 2014, an agreement was made to employ strategies which limit disruption during future events. Although in recent years these events have largely passed without significant concern, these strategies appear to have been ineffective on Saturday evening. MGRA have no legal framework to object to the holding of private functions. However, the property resides within South Dublin County Council, and we are currently engaging with elected representatives from that district to pursue the matter. Our objections, along with those of our neighbouring communities, have been carried forward to SDCC on our behalf. Council representatives are also now working to achieve an appropriate solution, which will prevent recurrence of such inconsiderate activity. Local councillors from DLRCC have also agreed to engage with SDCC, in support of obtaining a satisfactory resolution.
MGRA will update our website and Facebook page with all developments as they arise.

Marlay Park Concert Information 2019

The Marlay Park Concerts will run from Friday 5th – Sunday 7th July 2019. All residents are reminded to display parking permits in their cars when entering the estate during these days. If any residents have not received their permits, please contact DLRCoCo directly, via email to marlayparkconcerts@dlrcoco.ie as soon as possible.

Information regarding planned road closures and traffic management can be found using the following link: Marlay Park Concert Information. This also contains contact telephone numbers should any issues arise, either during or outside of the concert hours. MGRA will endeavour where possible to keep residents informed of any updates to this as/when they are received.

 

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.

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/

Panda waste collection now Saturday 23rd December instead of Monday 25th

We have been advised by Panda that their waste collection originally scheduled for 25th of December has been rescheduled to this Saturday, 23rd of December.

One more sweep before Christmas.

We’ve asked the council for a sweep of the entire estate before Christmas. So if you’re willing to brave the cold, you might want to give your yard brushes a final outing for the year.

Erection of temporary speed sign by the Council

Residents may have seen the County Council doing some work today installing concrete foundations for erecting a temporary speed sign.

This is part of a pilot scheme with the County Council to reduce traffic speed in the estate, something we have lobbied for over the last three years. Members had been briefed on the initiative at our AGM last February and it was also mentioned in our April newsletter. The County Council had agreed locations for these signs with us earlier in the Autumn, but when they went to install the infrastructure they discovered an overlap with existing underground services. We were awaiting some information on revised locations and timescales but it looks like the council have already moved forward on the project.

The plan is to have a single sign, which will be moved between 4 locations (see map below), spending 6 weeks at each of the locations. (The first installation may be slightly longer, say 8 to 10 weeks max.). It is not the intention to leave the sign in situ in the estate.

The signage itself is due to be installed in the week starting 13th November.