REDESDALE RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION
Clean-up on Dale Road
Clean-up on Dale Road, Thursday 10th Sept 2020, Redesdale Residents Association committee members Tom Daly and Paddy Loscher getting down and dirty doing a greenery clean-up. The RRA area clean-ups so far this year fell victim to Covid 19. However, for the moment we are urging residents to participate in a general clean-up in the immediate vicinity of their own residence. Bags will be made available at various locations in our catchment area. Contact us for further information: email@example.com - [Photos]
Overgrown hedges that cause an obstruction or blocking the use of public roads or footpaths must be cut back by the owner of the residence where the hedge is located. This is especially important if there is not sifficient space to allow two or more pedestrians to safely pass each other without one individual having to move on to the roadway in order to observe social distancing. If you see a hedge, tree or vegetation that is blocking the use of public roads, please contact Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01-2054700.
Below is an an excerpt from The Roads Act 1993
(2) (a) The owner or occupier of land shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that a tree, shrub, hedge or other vegetation on the land is not a hazard or potential hazard to persons using a public road and that it does not obstruct or interfere with the safe use of a public road or the maintenance of a public road.
(b) Where a tree, shrub, hedge or other vegetation is a hazard or potential hazard to persons using a public road or where it obstructs or interferes with the safe use of a public road or with the maintenance of a public road, a road authority may serve a notice in writing on the owner or occupier of the land on which such tree, shrub, hedge or other vegetation is situated requiring the preservation, felling, cutting, lopping, trimming or removal of such tree, shrub, hedge or other vegetation within the period stated in the notice.
More than likely you have noticed we get a lot of late night visits from foxes in our area. It is a fact foxes like the suburbs and prefer areas with large gardens, and chances are they visit your garden regularly.
Generally foxes are fairly harmless, very noisy though, and will always run away when approached. Be warned, if a fox is cornered they may bite in panic, they are wild animals. They are also very nosy animals so make sure you leave no doors or windows open especially at night. Foxes are getting rid of pests such as beetles, slugs, and grubs as well as rats and mice.
A fox is very capable of foraging for food, so we would appeal to residents NOT to leave food out for them.
Residents Residents Association Update
The coronavirus has heavily impacted our plans so far this year. In accordance with government health and safety guidelines we were unable to organise any events over the past months, and it appears this trend will continue for some time to come. However, your committee is still very much active and has been meeting virtually and in the open-air when weather permitted. As the RRA is currently being overseen by an interim committee and with the AGM provisionally scheduled for last April cancelled because of Covid, we have decided to continue until such time as an AGM is feasible. We will keep updating the site and Facebook as needs be.
In the meantime, our virtual meetings focused mainly on the planning application for the redevelopment of 28 Dale Road, it being the main item on the agenda. The RRA together with 40 residents lodged observations with Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Planning Department, and we succeeded in the planning application being rejected. The developers have since lodged an appeal with An Bord Pleánala and we as an association duly presented our observations at a cost of €50. We believe residents also lodged personal observations. We understand no decision will be made by An Bord Pleánala until sometime in December 2020.
Be assured the RRA has lots of items to focus on and we will keep you all informed over the coming months.
The Redesdale Residents Association has an extremely important role in looking after the interests of residents and the well being and sense of community within our area, and all aspects of community enhancement. Also when dealing with neighborhood issues that effect us all, there is strength in numbers when influencing decision makers and working with local authorities in maintaining and improving our area. Support by way of an annual subscription provides funds for the Redesdale Residents Association to operate.
If you are not a member or new to the area you might consider joining email: email@example.com