NEWS UPDATE • May 2023
Extract from Cllr. Kennedy's May newsletter - update on taking-in-charge of the laneways in Redesdale - very good news.
NEWS UPDATE • March 2023
Redesdale Estate Update
Please find a status update I sought from the council in a recent meeting on the taking in charge of a number of laneways by the council within the estate with the goal of seeking regular maintenance and oversight of them by the council in the future. This follows a council motion on this matter I previously submitted which was accepted by the council.
MEETING OF DUNDRUM AREA COMMITTEE 6 March 2023
Taking in Charge Laneways
Question: Councillor J. Kennedy
To ask the Chief Executive for a status update on the initialisation of the taking in charge of a number of laneways in the Dale Road/Redesdale Estate area, given it was indicated previously that such initialization would be included in the Taking In Charge Programme 2023?
The taking in charge of applicable laneways in this area will take place on a phased basis commencing in 2023 and we hope to initialise the TIC process in the coming months. It should be noted that the Taking in Charge (TIC) process requires significant engagement both internally across relevant departments and externally with relevant stakeholders, with a number of factors to consider and can take some time to complete.
If you have any queries on this or any other matter, please let me know.
NEWS UPDATE • October 2022
I brought this motion to a recent council meeting (after first highlighting the issue with the council during an on-site visit of Redesdale laneways I arranged in 2020): “That the Chief Executive prioritize the goal of examining laneways not in control of the Council presently in the Dale Road/Redesdale Estate area off the Lower Kilmacud Road and to instigate active efforts to aim to take these in charge as a means of ensuring that future maintenance and cleaning etc. of same can be undertaken by the Council”. In response to my recommendations made the council decided that the Taking in Charge of certain laneways in Redesdale Estate will be included in the 2023 Taking in Charge Programme. Given the significant number of laneways that are not in charge within the estate, the council advises that this will involve extensive investigation works such as into their legal status, current condition and financial implications of upgrading the laneways, so it may take a number of years before all laneways would be taken in charge but it is aimed to begin the process in 2023.
Enhanced Bus Frequency
Following my enquiries, the National Transport Authority have confirmed to me that there will be an enhanced bus frequency for what is currently the 75 bus route which will now typically serve stops on the Upper Kilmacud Road every 15 minutes instead of every 30 minutes. This should begin by the end of December. The name of the route is set to change to the 'L25' route and will travel from Dún Laoghaire to Dundrum (with onward connections at Dundrum to other destinations along the existing 75 route).
I have been liaising with a commercial operator SIRO to encourage the installation of ultrafast broadband within the area including Redesdale next year and so far these discussions have been positive. I will continue to encourage the rollout of such services in Redesdale which would be in the realm of 2 GB per second.