News Update - June 2021
Following requests made to Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council to assess the high volume of traffic movement in Redesdale. We can report DLRCOCO have commenced monitoring vehicles using the roads in Redesdale Garden Estate. On Rathmore Avenue you will notice parallel cables pinned to the ground, this system is called Metro Count Vehicle Classifier System. On Sweetbriar and Kilmacud Ave, ANPR cameras (Automatic Numberplate Recognition) have been placed on poles, again to monitor traffic movement - more images.
The results of these surveys will be made known to the RRA when available.
Amateur Photography Competition - Closing Date Extended
Are there any amateur photographers out there? The RRA is delighted to announce a photography competition to showcase images from our local area. The subject matter is up to you. Enter your best shot of local wildlife, urban landscape, or a portrait of a local resident etc., the only stipulation is that it’s from the Redesdale / Rathmore area. Where possible ensure photos are of good quality – good resolution.
There are three age categories: Under 12 years • Under 18 years • Over 18 years
Entries must be submitted to the RRA by email to: email@example.com closing date July 1, 2021, together with your photo title, your name, address, the age category you are entering and the location of where the photo was taken. Entries will be judged by the RRA Committee and wnners will be announced on the RRA website and Facebook pages ten days after the closing date for entries. There will be a prize for the top photo in each age category.
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 ]