News Update - August 2021
Green Bin Collection Issue
The committee became aware of an issue where Panda Waste bin collection vehicle crews were unable to fully access Anville Drive because of parked cars, resulting in the non-collection of some green bins.
We got in touch with Panda's Customer Care - Domestic Dept to establish what their policy was if bins could not be collected because of obstructions. They informed us that their crews often report cars parked in a way that causes an obstruction in this area. They said if access is blocked, the crews have no choice but to abandon collections in that area. Where possible they will try at a later stage in the day, however this is not always feasible.
In similar circumstances and of greater concern to all our residents is accesibility for emergency vehicles such as fire tenders or ambulances.
The committee would therefore ask all residents to be mindful of where they park to ensure ease of access for emergency and service vehicles.
News Update - July 2021
After 24 years service under various owners, Mary Casey, St. Kevins Park calls time on work as she reached pensionable age, or 'bus-pass age'. The store on Lakelands saw many changes during her time, she started when the store was a Londis franchise, then Clark's and finally Today's franchise. A popular person with the customers always had time for a chat and a laugh. Great banter also with suppliers especially the delivery staff. She retired Friday 2nd July and celebrated her 66th birthday on Saturday 3rd. Congratulation on extending your weekends by 5 more days. Pictured with Mary is work colleague Rhianna, and well wisher cousin Martha and husband Paul.
Amateur Photography Competition - Winners
Entries for our amateur photographers have been judged by Redesdale Residents Association Committe.
The winning entry in the under 12 category 'Pigeon in Nest' was won by Jamie Rapple, The over 18 / adult category 'The Dark Side of the Sun' was won by Emily Loughran.
Thank you all for paticipating, congratulations to the winners. [ view winning entries ]
Clean-up weekend a great success
From Highridge Green to Rathmore Avenue and all roads in between our clean-up weekend was a great success with residents answering the call in great numbers. Redesdale Residents Association chairman commented 'what a weekend, a great turnout for the clean-up, so heartening. The banners were super effective and the skips added great value. The estate looks wonderfully tidy".
'Just nodding off over a glass or two of Punta Aquila with a warm tiredness of a very memorable productive and enjoyable day in great company. A day that started in a monsoon and ended in warm sunshine brilliant community effort by everyone', commented Paddy Loscher.
Karen Devine added, 'it was a super community turnout this weekend'.
With the phased lifting of the Covid Level 5 restrictions from the 10th May, and with optimistic expectations for the summer, the RRA will be monitoring the situation closely with a view to organising some form of community events in the summer months.
In the meantime it is important we keep following government and HSE protocols and remain safe. [ click to view clean-up photos ]
News Update - April 2021
On the edge
On the edge, more environmental tidying. Committee members Tom, Dinny and Paddy edging the grass margins on Anville Drive and at the Dale Road entrace to Mullen's field.
We have pencilled in May 8th for the next community cleanup. Full details will be in our next newsletter. [ more ]
Hard work in Mullen's Field
Tom Daly, RRA chairman and Paddy Loscher RRA environmentalist hard at work clearing the overgrowth at the rocks in Mullen's Field.
Redesdale Residents Association activities have been heavily curtailed due to the pandemic. At a virtual meeting on Thursday 8th April organising future activites was discussed by the committee.
We will wait and see what measures the government will be taking with the announcement on the 12th April. [ more ]
Keyless car theft in the area
Over the last week there have been several incidents of keyless or relay car theft in the Redesdale area and one incident of the theft of a catalytic converter. Thieves use electronic devices to amplify your key's signal and open the locks on your car. Please be vigilant and do not leave car keys in your hallway.
Visit this site for great prevention tips: https://www.wikihow.com/Prevent-Keyless-Car-Theft
Lanpard 2 Pack Small Faraday Pouch with Hook Securing Keyring, RFID Signal Blocking Faraday bag for Car keys available on Amazon - [ link ]