Weekly update – 31 January

Community Council meeting Wednesday next 3rd February, 8.00 p.m. Parish Centre. All are welcome, especially those who may be willing to join us on regular basis and get involved.Some items which came up at recent NRCC meetings and Police Forum requesting DCC and Garda assistance.

i) insufficient time at traffic lights outside Church – reply as follows from DCC. 

“The pedestrian crossing was monitored and the pedestrian gets 6 seconds green man time, followed by 14 seconds amber time to cross, a total of 20 seconds to cross the Navan Road. ” traffic@dublincity.ie Ph. 01-2222251

ii) Divisional traffic unit report from a Supt. Blanchardstown Garda – “we visited Kempton Estate several days at commuter times and observed no parking offences; nor any traffic breaking lights on Navan Road ” 2 NRCC officers were told of 2 separate incidences in December of red lights being broken with near misses for pedestrians in both cases. 

iii) “Speeding on Ashtown Road – we completed a number of speed checks before and after 9.00 a.m. and the average speed was approximately 30/40 mph (speed limit at this location is 80 K mph”. We are aware that traffic moves at snail pace on Ashtown Road before and after 9.00 a.m., as there are 10 level crossing closures between 8.30 and 9.40am. We will inform Garda√≠. Blanchardstown_DS@garda.ie Ph. 6667000 

 

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Weekly update – 24 January

Resuming weekly updates after the New Year.

Update on planning notices for those who wish to study on line -4297/15 Demolition and rebuild in Belvedere sports grounds -closing date 2nd February
Hole in Wall Pub – 4346/15 and 4347/15 lodged 23rd December. 4346/15 closing date 4th February. 4347 declared ‘invalid’ by Planning Dept. New application lodged on 13th January 2031/16. 

A Fingal Councillor is following up on our request to have the lower branches removed, as suggested by Fingal Co. Co., from the trees at Ashtown Roundabout. This must be done before 1st March to comply with Wild Life Act 1976 & Wild Life (Amendment) Act 2000. 

Report just received from Blanchardstown Divisional Traffic Unit – following complaints at Police Forum. “We visited Kempton Estate particularly at commuter times and saw no parking offences. And we saw no traffic breaking red lights on Navan Road.”