To make traffic in the estate flow more smoothly during busy school times there is a voluntary one way system in operation. Start/finish times are 8:50am, 1:30pm and 2:30pm so we encourage you to follow the route here if possible. Thanks.
Thanks to all who got out to clean up the estate this week, both young and old. We will continue for the next few days so feel free to help out in your area.
Here’s some of the gang working hard in the park on Balally Hill. Thanks!
Remember, we finish the week on Saturday with a skip day from 8am to 12 noon in St. Olaf’s for €10 per household. See our recent post for more details.
It’s Clean-up Week! We encourage everyone to clean up your own area to get the estate looking great for the summer – verges, gardens, paths etc. On Wednesday please join us at 7pm to pick up litter from the park on Balally Hill. We’ll provide bags, pickers and the more help we get the quicker it will be.
The committee will take care of shared areas and non-mans land on other nights of the week, but feel free to get started before then.
Saturday 21st May, 8am to 12 noon, €10 per household
We have arranged for two skips to allow residents to dispose of unwanted household items at a cost of €10 per household. The skip will be located at St. Olaf’s school on Saturday 21st May from 8am to 12 noon. Committee members will supervise the skips and can only take payment in cash which must be paid at the time.
Suitable items for skips:
- Household furniture, beds, carpets, curtains etc
- Construction material such as tiles, bricks, pipes.
- Garden waste such as hedge or tree cuttings.
Not suitable for skips:
- Fluorescent Tubes
- Old Paint Cans (even if empty)
- Gas Cylinders or any other type of pressurised container
- Petrol, diesel or oil contaminated waste
- Chemical waste such as insecticides, medicines, herbicides, white spirits, etc.
- Electrical goods/WEEE
- Food Waste
For further information on how the waste is processed see A1 Skips.
The roundabout that we all know and love so well has become somewhat overgrown, tired and undefined in recent years. It has also become a dumping ground for rubbish and grass cuttings. In its current state the roundabout requires a lot of man hours to maintain and considerable watering, both of which are unsustainable.
Your committee have decided that a revamp of the roundabout is long overdue and we have been working with a landscape gardener and DLRCC who will assist with this project. We will embark on a major transformation of the roundabout over the coming months that we see us through the next 50 years, with new trees and plants and some hard landscaping too.
We look forward to the unveiling of the new roundabout and please bear with us while it’s under construction. We are confident that the new revamped roundabout will be a wonderful addition to Balally estate and visually appealing to all.