exsite_dev, Author at Councillor Derek Mitchell

Mitchell pleased Greystones finally gets EV Charge Points

Posted by | Greystones, Transport | No Comments

An objective of my year as Cathaoirleach of Greystones Municipal District was to get some Electric Vehicle charging points in the area. It was unusual as there were none. Pleased that a pair has now been installed in Tesco and at the harbour. The Council has agreed to install some in Shoreline Leisure car park as well. More are needed but at least its a start.

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Mitchell urges urgent action to Reopen Cliff Walk

Posted by | Press Release, Uncategorized | No Comments

The Cliff Walk from Bray to Greystones has been closed since late February due to the cliff collapsing, at the Greystones end, following heavy rains. This erosion has been going on for ever though increased rain intensity from Global Warming has made it worse. The Council engineer has proposed a short term solution of moving the walk back from the Cliff edge to by pass the worst area. This involves negotiating with landowners and should start immediately. I am urging this to happen as soon as possible as the walk…

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Concern about adverse visual impact of proposed Dublin Array Windfarm

Posted by | Environment & Bray Head, Greystones | No Comments

Concern about adverse visual impact of proposed Dublin Array Windfarm. Shorten it by 10Km. This extends from Dun Laoghaire to Greystones and will have an adverse effect on Greystones, Bray Head & the Cliff Walk. The huge Dublin Array turbines, at 300m 50% higher than Poolbeg chimneys,  are to be close to shore, 9 Km from the coast. The photomontages of this are on their site https://dublinarray.com/   until 20th November and they are seeking feedback. I urge people to view this and give their views.  This is close to the…

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Greystones District, the goose plucked by the rest of Wicklow

Posted by | Community Facilities, Greystones | No Comments

Greystones district, including Kilcoole & Newcastle, gets €172 per person a year to run the area whereas Bray, a similar urban area, gets €242 and thus has 3 times the staff. West Wicklow gets €331 each and Arklow & Wicklow Districts about €280. That’s why services are poor in Greystones. The money spent in the area was always small and has not increased in line with the population. The growth also increases the spend with roads being dug up frequently. When I complain about this, Councillor Patsy Glennon (FF) from…

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Concern about adverse visual impact of proposed Dublin Array Windfarm

Posted by | Environment & Bray Head, Greystones, Press Release | No Comments

This extends from Dun Laoghaire to Greystones and will have an adverse effect on Greystones, Bray Head & the Cliff Walk. The huge Dublin Array turbines are to be close to shore, 9 Km from the coast and will produce about 600MW. The photomontages of this are on their site https://dublinarray.com/   until 20th November and they are seeking feedback. I urge people to view this and give their views. This is close to the proposed Codling Windfarm which is less prominent, as it is further offshore, even though it generates…

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