For the past while there has been a consultation going on with local groups and schools in the Drimnagh area in relation to the possible inclusion of Drimnagh as a Smartertravel area. If Drimnagh were to be picked to participate in the scheme it would bring many benefits to the area.
Here is some detail about the scheme:
The St John Bosco centre has been at the heart of the community in Drimnagh for decades, serving particularly the needs the young people of Drimnagh. Recently the work of the Bosco underwent an external evaluation, and to say it passed with flying colours would be an understatement.
Here's just one quote from the report:
"In summary, it is our view that the CDYSB funded youth work at the St.
John Bosco Centre is model of best practice in terms of targeting at
risk young people, offering innovative
programmes with good levels of participation and progression and supported by good anagement structures and administrative compliance."
The full report can be dowloaded here
The development of Landsdowne Valley Park in recent years is something I have welcomed. In particular I am delighted to see the effort to develop what is called the biodiversity of the park. 'Biodiversity' basically means encouraging the diversity of plant and animal life within the park to a state that many of us might remember from our childhood, when flowers birds and trees seemed so much more abundant. The preservation and development of green spaces such as Landsdowne Valley Park will be central to the continuing effort to make our communities more atractive and healthy places to live in . A report on the progress of the biodiversity programme for the park is available here
Some recent photos of the park can be found here