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 on our County Council and Utilities page.

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.

St. Olaf’s School Family Fun Day

Balally Residents Association are delighted to sponsor St. Olaf’s School Family Fun Day on Sunday 17th June.

Entry is €5 per adult which includes free access to Wooly Ward’s Farm, shows, wish tree, toddler area and a free raffle ticket. Senior citizens €2.50. All kids go free when accompanied by an adult.

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.

New Oak Tree

We have planted a new oak tree on the hill, which is the memorial tree for residents of the estate. We’ll be watering it regularly over the next few weeks to help it bed in, and hope it will thrive and be be around for many years to come.