Harbour

Major Progress for Greystones Harbour in 2015

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Sisk met with Greystones Councillors on Tuesday evening and committed to start building the clubhouses for the Community Clubs (Sea Scouts, Rowers, Divers, Anglers and Sailors) in January 2015 and expect to finish at the end of that year. Minister Simon Harris TD expects the Coastguard building to be built in 2015. Following that work will start on the public square, boardwalk and public park. They also expect to start building the homes soon though the time is not fixed yet. Councillor Derek Mitchell said ‘I am very pleased that there is…

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Harbour-Community Clubs should be Built next.

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Next Tuesday the Greystones Councillors are meeting with Sisk and the marina operators to discuss progress on the harbour site following a positive discussion between the Councillors 2 weeks before. I want the project finished but even if a date for overall completion can’t be given I will be strongly pressing them to build the Clubhouses for the rowers, divers, Sea Scouts, sailors and anglers next as they provide important facilities for youths. I want a date when these will be finished. Completing the Clubs and Coastguard building will enable work…

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Mitchell asks Sisk for better landscaping at Greystones Harbour

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The developers have agreed to improve the appearance of the harbour area and to open the North Pier next Summer. They also stated that they expect to start building by June 2014. However I asked them to do away with all the fencing on the public square and to improve the landscaping on the fenced area and they have not agreed to this. I have written again to them and asked them to landscape inside the fence for at least one metre width and to use trees in planters, which…

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Greystones Council asks Sisk to Improve Harbour More

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At Tuesdays meeting the Council agreed to ask Sisk to improve the harbour more than they have agreed to do. The Council welcomed the improvements, opening the North Pier, improving the Public Square, Public Slipway, Fishermen’s facilities, etc., which Sisk have said that they will implement by next Spring as they will improve the appearance of the harbour area. The Council agreed to send a letter, as proposed by Cllr Mitchell, asking them additionally to: · Improve the grass behind the fencing · To take away the fencing on part…

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Mitchell pleased Sisk have agreed to implement most of Harbour Plan

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Sisk attended Tuesday nights Town Council meeting and agreed to open up most of the Public Square and the North Wall of the new harbour. This will provide much better public facilities though the Square will be smaller than I had hoped. In July I put a 5 point plan to Sisk and some of these points were implemented in July and I am pleased that the remainder are now to be implemented. The opening of the public square will depend on planting and the growing of grass and bushes…

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Greystones Harbour and Marina Very Successful

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A remarkable number of yachts are visiting Greystones New Marina. Over 500 visiting Yacht nights have been recorded. One weekend 67 Yachts visited some for 2 or 3 nights. Usually there are 4 people on board and they spend plenty in the pubs and restaurants. These have come from all over Ireland and the UK, especially Wales, and Belgium and France. These visitors are impressed with the harbour, the atmosphere of the town and the surrounding mountains. Cllr Derek Mitchell said ‘these high spending visitors would never have come to…

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Councillor Derek Mitchell’s letter to GUBOH

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Councillor Derek Mitchell (FG), Member Wicklow County Council, C/o Kiltoorish, Manor Avenue, Greystones, Co. Wicklow. Phone/Fax 01-2874115(H), 087-2574969, mitchelld@eircom.net 15th April, 2013   Mr Fiachra Etchingham, Spokesperson, GUBOH.   Dear Fiachra, As explained to you my priorities, which I have informed Sispar in relation to the annual review, are: Get the marina properly open. Start the Health Centre. Get the boatyard and Coastguard going Do something better with the closed section of the Public Square including planning to open it to the public. Open the North Pier or get some…

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Mayor Welcomes first visiting fleet to Greystones

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The photographs show the first visiting fleet of yachts being welcomed to the new Greystones Harbour by the Mayor, Cllr Kathleen Kelleher and Cllr. Derek Mitchell.10 yachts from Howth, with about 30 people on board, spent Saturday night the 20th moored on the pontoons. They presented the flag of Howth Yacht Club to the Mayor and said they enjoyed the marina and found the town attractive. Cllr Mitchell said this shows how Greystones is now on the marine map of Ireland as a destination and boats will come from many…

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