This weekend I had dropped around a little update as to a few things happening in the area. In case you missed it amongst all the Christmas Cards, I’m posting it again here!
Policing – Garda Clinic
Representatives of An Garda Síochána from Coolock Garda Station, have commenced a ‘Garda Clinic’ in the Clongriffin Junction facility on Station Square. This is a pilot programme open most Saturdays, subject to resources, where there will be a member of the Gardaí available from 11 am – 1 pm to sign and stamp forms, take reports and offer advice on crime prevention.
Remember to report crimes as they occur to Coolock Garda Station 01-6664200 or in an emergency 999/112.
With the projected population for the Belmayne / Clongriffin area to be approximately 50,000 in the coming years, a dedicated Garda Station for the area is clearly now essential. My colleague Aodhan Ó Ríordáin has raised this in the Seanad on our behalf.
A number of residents have been in contact regarding the street lights along the main street and its environs. Please do not hesitate to contact us if there is a particular street lamp that is out of order, or if there is an area of the community that is particularly poorly lit as this can be a contributory factor to anti-social behaviour.
Belmayne Main Street and Avenue
The deadline for submissions for the upgrade of Belmayne Main Street and Avenue has passed and the planning has moved on to the next stage. Provided there are no objections or delays in this, the construction will start in May 2019, and go on for approximately 12 months. For further information on what the plan entails please see www.consultation.dublincity.ie/planning/belmayne-main-street-and-belmayne-avenue-dublin-13
Library for Belmayne / Clongriffin
Dublin City Council have confirmed that they are actively engaged in negotiations aimed at delivering a library and community facility for the Belmayne / Clongriffin area.
In August the City Manager informed us of the following:
‘The libraries management team is working with the City Council Planning and Development Department to identify a site within council-owned lands in Belmayne / Clongriffin area suitable for the development of a library community facility.’
We will continue to campaign for a permanent library facility in this community and we will keep you fully informed of developments.
Dublin North East Educate Together Secondary School
Educate Together has been awarded patronage of a new secondary school to serve Donaghmede, Howth and Belmayne. It will open in 2019.
Enrolment is now open for first years starting school in 2019 only. Closing date for completed applications will be Thursday 31st January at 5pm.
For further information and access to Admissions Policy and enrolment forms please go to their website: https://www.educatetogether.ie/dublin-north-east-etss