Draft plan Neagh Road Park

The council recently produced a draft of a proposed plan for the enhancement of the teh park at Neagh Road. The brief of the plan was as follows

Requirements
• A floodlit multi-purpose all-weather play area
• A grassed area
• Park furniture
• New boundary treatment
• A young children’s play area

Guidelines
Increase the green!
• Innerpark /Outerpark – park should look
equally good from the outside. Park is currently
quite enclosed and separated from the
surrounding houses.
• Consider passive as well as active areas
• Consider the social, functional, economic
artistic ecological aspects of the place
• Nature & biodiversity ; sustainable practices to
be used ; wildflower meadow
• Strengthen park identity
• Openness & accessible to all

 A full version of the draft can be downloaded here 

Neagh Road Park Vista

Eric and Ellen

D-Day this year was for me and all the other candidates was actually C-Day -  Count Day. I was delighted to see the level of support the voters were prepared to give me, and having been in some very long and very tight counts, it was  great to know from early on in the process that I would be returned once more.

As it turned out I topped the poll and was elected on the first count.  For those of you interested in the details of the vote, you can find them here .

A big thank you to all of you who placed your trust in me by giving me your vote, and to all those who worked for me during the campaign. I am very proud to represent the people of the Crumlin/Kimmage ward,  and will continue to work hard on your behalf

201 Harolds Cross RoadThe illegal destruction of the Presentation Convent building back in 2006 drew all our attention to the importance of an active conservation policy by Dublin City Council.

The Council has in fact a very dedicated team who work hard to ensure that "structures of architectural, historical, archaeological, artistic, cultural, social, scientific or technical importance" are preserved. ( See here for more detals)

I am very happy to support them in that work. If we are to develop our City in a way that responds to the needs of our citizens in the 21st century, we  must do it in a way that not only preserves but also integrates our heritage. It is, as the saying goes, part of what we are.

 Some local examples of the work of the conservation team in identifying structures worthy of preservation include 15 Ashdale Park and 201 Harold's Cross Road . An example of of our often sadly neglected industrial heritage that has been identifed is in the Greenmount site in Harold's Cross

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Following the latest round of Budget cuts to Ireland's Overseas Development Aid, this video has been doing the rounds of the Net - and it's brilliant.

 

 

As I mentioned here before, some preliminary design work has been undertaken to begin the process of upgrading Neagh Road Park. A report setting out possible options is available here.

The report was drawn up up to take the following into consideration:

• Innerpark /Outerpark – park should look qually good from the outside. Park is currently quite enclosed and separated from the urrounding houses.
• Consider passive as well as active areas

• Consider the social, functional, economic artistic ecological aspects of the place

• Nature & biodiversity ; sustainable practices to be used ; wildflower meadow
• Strengthen park identity
• Openness & accessible to all

• A floodlit multi-purpose all-weather play area
• A grassed area
• Park furniture
• New boundary treatment
• A young children’s play area

You can view a slideshow of photographs showing how other small parks in the city have been developed here