St Annes / Ennafort Newsletter
June / July 2010
The following issues may be of interest to you.
Proposed Rezoning of St Paul’s Swimming Pool Site:
As you may be aware, the City Manager has recommended that the site of the former swimming pool at St. Paul’s be rezoned from Z15 to Z1. The Manager recommended this as part of the Draft Development Plan process but a joint motion from myself and Cllr Seán Kenny was passed by city council opposing the rezoning.
The manager has now, disappointingly, attempted to rezone this land again as part of the Development Plan Process. In effect he has ignored the decision of elected councillors at the Draft Development Plan stage. We have again lodged a motion to object to this rezoning which will be supported by all 20 Labour Councillors. A site notice has also appeared at this location which completely pre-empts the decision of council. The vote in relation to this issue will take place in the next number of weeks and I will keep you informed on the matter in due course.
Quality Bus Corridor Works on Sybil Hill Road / Howth Road:
A number of residents have contacted me in relation to the road works that are continuing at the junction of the Howth Road and Sybil Hill Road. The works involved are to install a Quality Bus Corridor at that location. Please see below a copy of the emailed response I have received from the office of Celine Reilly, Area Manager of Dublin North Central:
Works are in progress at the Sybil Hill/Howth Road junction to provide additional bus priority. The works are currently nearing completion and the contractor has advised that works will be complete by the end of July.
Area Manager, Dublin North Central Area, Dublin City Council
Upcoming Dublin City Council Events in Your Area:
1. The Dublin Rose Festival Saturday 17th - Sunday 18th July
Please be advised of the dates of the forthcoming Dublin Rose Festival in St. Anne’s Park, Raheny. Make sure to enjoy entertainment including, music, markets, activities for young people and exhibitions on the 17th and 18th of July.
2. Raheny Library Reading Group:
Reading groups are a popular way for book lovers to discuss books, both fiction and non-fiction, in an informal friendly setting. Raheny Library hosts a Reading Group every second Monday at 11am. Contact 01 8315521
3. Grúpa Léitheoirí na Gaeilge - Leabharlann Ráth Eanaigh
Cuireann an leabharlann na leabhair chuí in áirithe gach mí. Dáta: An Luan deireannach de ghach mí, bíonn sé ar siúl i rith an tsamhraidh.
If you wish to discuss this matter with me further at any time, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Cllr. Aodhán Ó Ríordáin