Weekly update 

Reminder: From Dublin City Council to add to our Community Gardai warning last week:-
“Stay Safe this Halloween”

Every year people suffer burns or lose hands, fingers or eyes.

Bonfires and Fireworks are dangerous. This Halloween please act sensibly.

To report any incidents or hoarding of materials freefone 1800 251 500 (office hours), loCall 1850 365 121 (evenings / nights / weekends) or online to dublincity.ie ,email to customerservices@dublincity.ie or contact our local Cabra office Ph. 01 -2227400 or email cabraoffice@dublincity.ie.
REMEMBER ALSO; The Dublin City Marathon on Bank Holiday Monday 26th October.  OPW have confirmed for us that there will be traffic restrictions in Phoenix Park between 8.45 am and 12.15 pm. The race is due to enter in North Circular Road Gate, go up the Spa Road, Chesterfield Avenue, out Castleknock Gate, Tower Hill, in Knockmaroon Gate, Upper Glen Road and out Chapelizod Gate.

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Weekly update

We’ll be putting a short update on our activities here every week…

Danger at Pedestrian Crossings- At our public meeting last week (7th October) there were several reports of speeding cars, breaking traffic lights on Navan Road and endangering children, which we have referred to our Community Gardai in Cabra. They confirmed “the area is monitored by their own Divisional Traffic Unit and Dublin Castle, in marked and unmarked vehicles, as well as by the Gardai in Cabra”, and they have “copied your communication to our own traffic unit for extra attention ” .

They ask anyone who has specific information of such traffic infringements to please call Traffic Watch 1890 205 805 or report directly to the station at 01-6667400 with as much information as possible, i.e. time/date/reg. numbers. We realise it is extremely difficult to get accurate reg. numbers at such times, and ask that you do not get into any danger. If you can remember, jot down the registration number as soon as possible, or enter into your phone, and do not hesitate to report it immediately.

We are still left without a Community Garda Sgt. in Cabra Station – despite promises for a replacement, following retirement of the last one last year. There is an Acting Sergeant in place.

Halloween – Gardai have reminded us that “supplying materials for bonfire is considered illegal dumping and fines can be issued accordingly” If you see dangerous materials being stocked up, please call your local Cabra DCC office 01-2227400 – (phones open 9-5 Mon – Fri) or email to cabraoffice@dublincity.ie. 
We have extended our great sorrow at the dreadful loss to our Community Gardai of yet another compatriot, lost serving the public. 

Public Meeting – 7th October

The next monthly Community Council public meeting will take place this coming Wednesday at 8pm in the Navan Road parish centre. This is our first meeting after the summer break as our September one was cancelled due to refurbishment of the centre. There will be lots to discuss. Some items we intend to table include…

  • Proposed roadworks on Blackhorse Avenue and tree cutting at Poor Man’s Well.
  • Planning permission for 318 new houses in Rathborne.
  • Planning permission for nursing home in Scribblestown.
  • Proposed Dublin City Development plan

We hope to see you there. Outside of the monthly meeting we can be contacted through this website or telephone 089-2010724.