Update on Tree Planting Project ( 23rd April 2013)

The tree planting project is at an advanced stage with planting due to take place any day now. The ground has been prepared and all pits have been opened. We have been informed that the trees that were proposed to be planted outside Clondalkin Credit Union will now not proceed as planned.

Also, due to underground services, the Oak trees due to be planted outside Tuthills car park will be replaced by Hornbeams.

Update on Tree Planting April 2013

A total of 24 trees will be planted in the village over the next few weeks.

12 x Quescus 'Koster' (Oak) will be planted in the footpath outside Tuthills car park and outside Clondalkin Credit Union. A total of 10 x Carpinus Betulus 'Fastigia' (Hornbeam) will be planted on Ninth Lock Road - 4 opposite the Texaco petrol station on the Dunnes Stores wall side, 4 outside the Social Welfare offices and another 2 close to Old Nangor Road (to be confirmed). Another two trees will planted on Tower Road to replace the Betulus Pendula (Birch) that have been cut down due to illness.

The trees will be planted and edged with granite sietts and finished with bound gravel. SAP Landscapes have been appointed as lead contractor and work is due to commence shortly with tril holes dug to assess the sites for depth and services.

Clondalkin Tidy Towns will be paying a large portion of the overall costs of the tree planting project with the remainder coming from a 'Villiage Innitiative Fund' grant and from South Dublin County Council. Fund raising continues and we would appeal to everyone to support us in any way you can. If you would like to sponsor a tree please contact us by email or by speaking to any of the committee.

National Spring Clean 2013

This weekend we will be taking part in the An Taisce's National Spring Clean. We decided on Clondalkin Leisure Centre as our 'project' this year as the area around the main car park, bottle bank and surround areas are in a pretty poor state with a lot of dumping, graffiti and overgrown bushes. The committee has yet to decide on the exact schedule of work for the weekend but this will be in place before we meet on Saturday morning.

Please spread the word. Help us by printing off the attached flyer and see if your local shop will display it for us or give it to your children to bring into school. If you are a member of a club please inform member if you can.

Work will commence on Saturday morning at 10am. We will meet in the main carpark of Clondalkin Leisure Centre. Members of the committee will be on hand to delegate duties to all volunteers. We will be using the two days as best we can and if anyone can bring along snacks or refreshments for members so that we can take a break during the day that would be brilliant.

See you all Saturday/Sunday

Malahide TidyTowns Guest Speaker Visits Clondalkin

Betty Carr from Malahide TidyTowns will give a talk on Wednesday 20th February at 8pm in Round Towers GAA Club on Convent Road, Clondalkin. More info shortly

Tallanstown visit Clondalkin

We were delighted to welcome Richard Barry of Tallanstown TidyTowns - 2010 overall winners of Tidy Towns competition to the Green Isle Hotel in Clondalkin on Wednesday evening last. Richard gave a fantastic talk on the do's and don'ts of early days and progression planning and then aiming for success.

The Tallanstown tidytowns group have been working tirelessly for nearly 30 years and have also won gold medals in the World 'Entente Florale' competition in 2009.


Planning Permission for Bus Shelter on Convent Road Refused by SDCC

Dublin Bus recently applied for planning permission to construct a 6.6m x 1.4m stainless steel/glass bus shelter outside Tesco on Convent Road in place of the existing bus stop. The application was refused by SDCC on the 11th January 2013 for the following reasons.

1. The proposed development, by reason of its location and scale, woul dreduce the width of the busy public footpath to an unacceptable level and would endanger public safety by reasons of traffic hazzard or obstruction of road users.

2. The proposed bus shelter would be located unacceptably close to an established surface water sewer therby impeding access to and maintenance of this sewer.

SDCC also noted that the proposed bus shelter would represent visual clutter and a proliferation of advertising within the Clondalkin Architectural Conservation Area.