Local Work Archives - Page 33 of 34 - Councillor Derek Mitchell

New Secondary School should be in Charlesland

Posted by | Community Facilities, Education, Greystones | 3,371 Comments

Because the town has expanded by 40% in the last 5 years another secondary school is needed in Greystones in a couple of years. A site near Lidl has been identified for it, however I think that a site on the IDA land in Charlesland would be better because it is near ready made sports facilities at the Swimming Pool, Community Centre and Recreation Park. There are also very good cycle lanes and footpaths to the site at Charlesland which is more sustainable. The IDA, having failed to attract jobs…

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Swimming Pool and Community Centre

Posted by | Achievements, Community Facilities, Greystones | 3,228 Comments

I was delighted to officially open the complex. Being Cathaoirleach of the County Council is an honour and a privilege at any time, but this was the highlight for me. The 25 metre swimming pool, Learner & Baby Pool, Aqua Fit Classes, aerobics studios and largest gym in Wicklow are great. The very flexible layout of the Community hall can have up to 8 Badminton Courts or other combinations of basketball courts or indoor soccer pitches & tiered seating. The music rehearsal room will be a great facility for all….

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Progress on Harbour

Posted by | Community Facilities, Greystones, Harbour | No Comments

The North Harbour Wall is 35% complete and the South Wall is 80% complete. Around 3500 of the 5000 large blocks have been cast. During the Winter the project became 3 months late. However February was a calm month and some time was made up. First the seabed is flattened and a fibre layer is laid, then about 10 (depending on the depth) large blocks are laid on top of each other, locking bars are inserted and rock armour is placed outside from the barge or shore. This is a…

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Submission to Parking Regulation Review Greystones

Posted by | Greystones, Transport M50/N11 | No Comments

Councillor Derek Mitchell, Cathaoirleach, Wicklow County Council, Kiltoorish, Manor Avenue, Greystones, Co. Wicklow. Phone/Fax 01-2874115(H), 087-2574969, 9th April 2009 mitchelld@ireland.com Myra Porter Greystones Town Clerk. Greystones Parking Regulations. I would like the following changes: 1. Bowling Club. A bowls match can take 4 hours and some of the people are elderly and have to carry the heavy bowls. We should facilitate them. I am told that in Bray they pay for 2 hours and with a window membership card they are allowed a further 2 hours free. I am also…

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Concern at Charlesland Risk of Flooding

Posted by | Charlesland/Eden Gate | No Comments

The Three Trout Stream had been dredged and debris cleared upstream of Charlesland Court and Wood. The debris has washed down to Charlesland and caused blockages. Also the debris removed has been left on the stream banks. The Council must immediately clear the stream at Charlesland to prevent flooding. A substantial development contribution was made by the Charlesland developers to fund work on the stream but council officials have for years refused to answer my questions about what they spent it on. This money must be spent now to prevent…

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Redford Flooding Remedial Work

Posted by | Environment & Bray Head, Greystones | One Comment

Last August, following very heavy rain, Greystones had more flooding than anywhere else in Wicklow. There was considerable flooding at some houses in Redford Park. In most cases this was due to large amounts of water coming down Lr. Templecarrick Road as the drains were small or blocked. At Redford a wall fell down under pressure of water build up and this sudden flood caused problems. Since then the Council has worked to try to ensure that the water gets into and stays in the stream. Culverts have been cleared,…

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Charlesland Bus Shelters

Posted by | Charlesland/Eden Gate, Transport M50/N11 | No Comments

Dear Resident Following your call I put down a motion, together with Cllrs. George Jones and Grainne McLoughlin, at the recent Town Council meeting about providing a bus shelter in Charlesland. As it happened Dublin Bus attended the meeting and I raised it directly with them. They said that they had a budget this year and would install shelters in a number of different locations which we asked about. This included Charlesland. Hopefully this will now happen this year. Yours sincerely Derek Mitchell

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Eden Gate Residents Committee Update

Posted by | Charlesland/Eden Gate, Transport M50/N11 | No Comments

I have raised a number of relevant issues: Roundabout. Copy of engineers reply attached. He got the wrong idea. He is going to think about it further but the issues are difficult. Pedestrian Crossings. I also asked him to consider this in view of the developments and the poor crossings to shops and bus stops. Bus Shelter. We meet Dublin Bus tonight and I am asking for one at Eden Wood stop which is busy.

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Delgany Road Improvements & Traffic Calming

Posted by | Delgany, Transport M50/N11 | 1,282 Comments

The first phase of this was completed with the work on the road past Delgany Golf Club. The next phase, around Delgany National School, has also been completed. The next phase is from the school to Killincarrick including increasing the size and straightening the culvert which flooded some houses last August. The aim is to provide better pedestrian facilities, improve the poor road surface and prevent flooding. This requires purchasing some land and negotiations are ongoing. The section in front of the Delgany Inn will be done as part of…

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