Just a few snippets from the minutes of the very first meeting in June 1950
Rules: interestingly, it was proposed by Mr. Hannigan to procure the 'Ballymun Tenants Association Rule Book' for the guidance of the committe.
Defects in houses: a resolution was passed that members submit, in duplicate, a list of defects in their house to the secretary. A further proposal was made by Mr. Kelly that the Secretary write to Redesdale Construction Co. Ltd and inform them that the association had been formed and that he had a list of various defects in the houses.
Gypsies horses: it was also agreed the Secretary would inform the Ground Landlord - General and Industrial Corp. Ltd that the lands were being used as a camping site by gypsies and their horses.
When it all started ...
On Saturday the 10th of June 1950 the following entry was recorded in the very first minutes of the Redesdale Residents Association - "Mr Wallace proposed a vote of thanks to Mr O'Connor for his generosity in allowing the members use his house as a meeting place. This was seconded by all members present." With the next meeting being agreed for the following week to deal with urgent business, the first Redesdale Residents Association was born. For the following fifty nine years the association worked tirelessly for the community until it became inactive in 2008/2009.
Various matters came up for discussion at that first meeting and it is worth keeping in mind construction of the houses in Redesdale Garden Estate had not been completed.
Fast forward to the 24th June 2019 when a well attended meeting in St. Laurence's Parish Centre were in unanimous agreement to reactivate the association. Topics aired at the general meeting included:
• Constitution • Insurance • GDPR, Parkland • Annual Subscription • Clean-up Day • Events • Communications. All of which will be taken on board by the new committee
On foot of this fourteen members were elected as an interim committee representing all roads in the association and the new committe convened the first meeting for Tuesday the 25th June 2019.