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| Get Your Garden Ready for Spring |
Thursday 12th March at 7:30pm in St. Olaf’s National School
Balally Residents Association are inviting all our members to a Spring Gardening Workshop to help us get Balally looking beautiful this season!
We are delighted to be joined by Expert Speaker Veronica O’Toole from Scalp Nurseries. Veronica will lead the workshop which will cover:
– Key gardening jobs for Spring, demonstration of trimming/cutting best practice
– Fertilizers – what to use or not to use
– How to build a Hanging Basket
– Good Planting choices for Spring a wide sample of plants will be available to view and purchase
– How to support Pollinator Insects in your garden
– Q&A discussion
The workshop will be followed by a Cheese & Wine Reception – this will be a great opportunity to meet new neighbours, have a chat and a catch-up and share some gardening tips!
Please come and join us!
Congratulations and thanks to everyone who put in a lot of hard work in June and July to make the estate look great. There was lots of gardening, cleaning, tidying, painting and helping others that helped us win the award. It’s wonderful to see the community spirit to make Balally a great place to live.
While the competition is primarily an anti-litter and anti-graffiti competition, it has evolved over the years and now considers biodiversity, ecological projects and community engagement. At the Awards Ceremony on Wednesday night we got particular praise for the roundabout, our pollinator friendly planting, our links with St Olafs NS and our targetted communications. [https://www.dlrcoco.ie/en/news/general-news-press-releases/climate-heroes-clean-tidy-districts-awards-0]
Thank you and keep up the good work!
It’s time to get ready for our annual Clean-Up Week! This year we need your support to help Balally and Sandyford Road win Tidy Districts 2019.
We need as many people as possible to spend an hour or so in the evening to help with the clean-up. The more people who help them quicker it will be. Can you rope in a neighbour too? We will have blue bags, pickers and gloves at each location, but if you could bring a sweeping brush, spade and dustpan that would help.
Join us from about 6:30 each evening this week
* Monday – Balally Road & laneways
* Tuesday – Balally Grove, Avenue & bottom of Park
* Wednesday – Balally Hill & litter pick up in the park
* Thursday – Balally Drive (top & bottom) & roundabout
* Friday – Roundabout painting, weeding and planting
Judging takes place in July so its all hands on deck for our biggest clean up yet! We encourage you to take some time to edge and cut your grass verge as a lot of marks are awarded for neat verges. If your neighbours need a hand you could help them out too.
A message from Richard Nolan Civil Engineering about road works for ESB Networks from 4-15 March2019:
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
RNCE Head Office
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.
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 email@example.com. 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.
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.