Community Facilities

Mitchell Welcomes Planning for Footpath on Sea Road, Kilcoole

Posted by | Community Facilities, Kilcoole | 3,275 Comments

At a meeting on Monday the Area Engineer announced that he is to try to design a footpath on Sea Road, Kilcoole. The National Roads Authority is keen to provide footpaths to stations and should be willing to fund it if there is enough land for it. 3 years ago when the Kilcoole Plan was being prepared I pushed hard to get a path included in the plan as people should be able to walk safely to the station and the beach on this busy road. I am pleased there…

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Mitchell welcomes Greystones Cycle Lane Approval

Posted by | Community Facilities, Greystones | 11,820 Comments

On Monday Wicklow County Council approved the two new cycle lanes from the Harbour to the South Beach and one from the Harbour to the North entrance to the town. These provide cycle lanes, improved footpaths and road surfaces. There is also a roundabout at Blacklion to replace the traffic lights and this is expected to reduce traffic congestion. Following some requests by Councillors at the last Town Council meeting changes were made including some extra parking at Blacklion. The section along the seafront to the harbour is funded and…

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Mitchell Concerned that Large Cherrywood Development will produce N11 Chaos

Posted by | Community Facilities, Wicklow | No Comments

Mitchell concerned that the large Cherrywood development will result in N11 Traffic Chaos. A large Shopping Centre is being planned for Cherrywood together with more offices and apartments. The Shopping Centre is 50,000 sq. m. Just a bit smaller than Dundrum. Already much of Wicklow people’s shopping is being done in Dundrum and Carrickmines. This will add to that and further congest the overcrowded N11. There is no plan to upgrade the N11 and the Luas to Bray has been indefinitely postponed. ‘If this is approved then the N11/M50 must…

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Greystones Cycle Lane Consultation

Posted by | Community Facilities, Greystones | No Comments

The Council is preparing plans for cycle lanes from Mill Road to the Harbour and on to Blacklion. Also from there to Tesco to join up with the ones from Killincarrig.. They are quite extensive and were presented to the Town Council on Tuesday. I welcome efforts to make cycling safer but am concerned that they did not include plans to increase the size of the overcapacity bike park at the station nor to improve the road smoothness on Church Road. I hope these can be rectified. Other areas of…

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Pariac Keogh of Sispar hands over the keys to the new home of Greystones Rowing Club

Posted by | Community Facilities, Greystones, Harbour | 396 Comments

Mitchell welcomes Rowing Club compound ‘I am delighted to see the new facilities for the Rowing Club which they have been trying to get for 20 years. When to other 4 clubs move in there will be great action to the harbour for adults and juniors. In Ireland we have ignored the sea even though we are an island nation. This will change that in Greystones at least. It will also provide activity and interest for visitors and walkers’. Greystones Rowing Club gets great facilities The developers of Greystones Harbour,…

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Dublin Bus Improves Plan for Greystones Area

Posted by | Community Facilities, Greystones, Transport M50/N11 | 720 Comments

Dublin Bus has amended its planned changes to services in North Wicklow following criticism. It is now applying to the National Transport Authority for permission to implement it. The 84, will run hourly as now but in future will go to Blackrock and this makes it more difficult for people from Newcastle and Kilcoole to get to UCD. I asked that they increase the 84x, which is a good service, to compensate and they will now increase it by a third which is a help. I have now asked them…

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Greystones Harbour. Mitchell asks Chinese to lend money to finance Health Centre

Posted by | Community Facilities, Greystones | 425 Comments

I welcome the announcement that the Chinese Sovereign Wealth Fund, CIC, has signed an agreement with the Taoiseach and the Chinese Premier to invest significant funds in Irish projects. In February, during the visit of the expected next Chinese Premier, I wrote to the Chinese Embassy about the need for funding for this PPP which is let to the HSE and local Doctors. This would be a good investment for them. The previous funding has dried up due to the financial crisis and I am keen to get the next…

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Cllr. Mitchell demands Stephen Donnelly T.D. supports Tourism

Posted by | Community Facilities, Environment & Bray Head, Greystones | 562 Comments

I am disturbed that he is issuing wrong information on the Cliff Walk which will lessen the number of tourist coming to Greystones. The Cliff Walk is popular and walkers use the restaurants. Most T.D.s support the businesses in their area and I have written to him to ask him to withdraw his press release. He stated that ‘he heard there were plans to wind the Cliff Walk in a circle back to Bray, bypassing Greystones’ This is the opposite of what is being done as the Council has recently…

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GP Out of Hours Service in Bray and Greystones a Priority 2012

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A Priority Development for 2012 is to establish a GP Out of Hours service in Bray, Greystones and Tallaght. This was announced at Tuesdays meeting of the Regional Health Forum which I attended. I very much welcome this as many people have been very concerned at the service provided from a long way away as the drivers were not always familiar with the area and English was not the first language of many of the Doctors. At a time of substantial cutbacks I am glad that this service, which is…

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