Welcome to Balally Residents Association

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Welcome to Balally.com. Balally Residents Association has been in existence for almost 50 years. It plays an important role in looking after the interests of residents. We strive to maintain the well being and sense of community within our area on many levels. We host social functions and events for neighbours to enjoy together and ensure that the neighbourhood is maintained as best as it can be while representing all members.

If you are not already a member or are new to the area, we urge you to become a member by getting in touch or contacting a committee representative. We’re always looking for more volunteers to help out so please let us know.

ESB Networks Road Works

A message from Richard Nolan Civil Engineering about road works for ESB Networks from 4-15 March2019:

Dear Resident,

Please be advised that Richard Nolan Civil Engineering will be carrying out concrete reinstatement Works for the ESBN on Balally Drive commencing on the day of the 04/03/2019 for the 2 weeks. Works will resume outside the temporary reinstated patch. Works will be carried out between 9:30AM and 5PM. While these works are taking place some carparking spaces on the road will be taken up.

We would greatly appreciate your co-operation and patience during these essential works. Access and egress will be accommodated at all times. We would like to apologize for the inconvenience caused by our works and are eager to finish these works and leave the resident community in peace. 

Richard Nolan Civil Engineering intends to complete these works with minimum disruption to residents and road users. Arrangements can be made with on-site crew to facilitate and assist residents.  

Richard Nolan Civil Engineering would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused as a result of the works. If we may be of any assistance or you have any queries regarding the works, please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time either on site or by contacting the number below.

Richard Nolan Civil Engineering Ltd

01 4528850

RNCE Head Office

Local Area Plan for Dundrum

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council are developing a Local Area Plan for Dundrum. It is currently at the pre-draft stage and some of the potential issues to be addressed are covered in the Issues Paper.

The Council are looking for interested groups or individuals to make suggestions or forward ideas to them in advance of the preparation of the draft plan. This must be done by 5pm on 14 December 2018, and can be done on their website.

The residents association will review the material and make a submission as appropriate, but we also encourage residents to submit individual submissions for any concerns that they may have.

You can find out more information about the plan and how you can influence the council at their information sessions in the Council Offices (Dundrum Office Park) on Tuesday 11 December from 3pm to 8pm.

Imagine Dundrum, a local group interested in ensuring the community-focused development of Dundrum, will also be making a submission on behalf of local residents. They are hosting an information session and looking for ideas for their submission on Wed Dec 5th in Holy Cross School at 7.30pm.

Parking

We have had a number of recent reports of inconsiderate parking in the estate.

How you can help

  • Please think of your neighbours before you park and remind your visitors to park sensibly.
  • Park so that there is space for other motorists to pass easily, and allow enough room for ambulances, fire brigades and bin trucks to get through.
  • Avoid parking near corners or on double yellow lines which could impair visibility and lead to an accidents or injury.
  • Report instances of illegal parking — contact the Council’s Parking Section on 01-2054884 or email parkingcontrol@dlrcoco.ie. Report driving hazards to Garda Traffic Watch on LoCall 1890-205805.
  • Contact your local councillors directly to express concerns about parking, as the more voices they hear, the more likely they will do something about it. Contact details are available at https://balally.com/info/dlrcc-utilities/#councillors

What we are doing

  • We are contacting all local councillors to request a review of traffic and parking in the estate to help alleviate some of the problems.

AGM 2018

The annual general meeting for Balally Residents’ Association will take place on Monday 22nd October at 8pm in St. Olaf’s School. We look forward to seeing you then. If anyone would like to help out, this is a great opportunity to get involved, whether it is to organise an event, collect subs, be part of the committee or to help with gardening and maintenance. This year we are considering entering the Tidy Districts Competition so want to gauge the level of interest from everyone in Balally.

Irish Water Repairs

As you may have noticed there were water main repairs and upgrades taking place within the estate over recent months. While the majority of the repairs are now complete, the reinstatement of paths and verges still requires a lot of work, and have been like this for a considerable amount of time.

We have been in touch with both Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and GMC, the contractors, to express our concern with the delays and quality of the work. DLRCC have given us assurances that they will work with their crews over the coming weeks to make all repairs necessary. We are especially aware of the need to do this right, as only last year the council had done a great job in upgrade works throughout the estate.