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DLUTS – 2nd Public Exhibition in the Rochestown Park Hotel, 24th July 15.00-21.00

The 2nd Public Exhibition for the Douglas Land Use & Transportation Strategy is being held in the Rochestown Park Hotel on the 24th July (tomorrow) from 15.00 to 21.00. The exhibition will present the findings of the travel questionnaire, traffic surveys, census evaluation (on travel patterns etc.), land use survey, urban design, stakeholder consultations, emerging themes, outline scenarios to be tested and next steps.

Few pictures of recent activities

Just a few pictures of what we have been up to over the last few weeks.

July 15th: Douglas Day

On Sunday next, 15th July, a big community event (“Douglas Day”) will take place in the Community Park, being organized by Marie Piper (Gregan) who has put in a fantastic effort to fundraise for Crumlin Children’s Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House. This house is a home-from-home for parents of very sick children who need the services of the hospital.  It is a cause close to Marie’s heart, as her grandson, Ryan, was there recently to be assessed for heart surgery.  McDonald House is funded by volunteers like Marie, as their way of showing their gratitude for the hospitality the families of the children receive at a very stressful and anxious time of their lives.  Bring a picnic with you if you like – there will be plenty space for everyone!

Sharon Piper from Carousel will be there on the day and will be donating 100% of the proceeds to the cause.  There will be market stalls, entertainers, clowns, face painters, and we will be holding a plant sale, so anyone with extra plants to plant up over the next week, please bring them along on Sunday, and contribute to this very worthy cause.  The event will take place from 12 noon and the Deputy Lord Mayor will be opening it.

Douglas Roads up for Adoption

Cork County Council has introduced an ‘Adopt a Road’ Scheme, which involves a Business or Voluntary/Community group adopting a designated stretch of road, for the primary purpose of removing litter from the roadside verges.

The Adopt A Road scheme provides an avenue for organisations, community groups and businesses to help maintain sections of roadside within County Cork’s road network with the support of the local authority.

The scheme benefits all parties by reducing litter and cleaner roadsides. It advertises the efforts of the participating Business or Group and, also promotes civic responsibility, community pride and sociability.

Any DOUGLAS organisations, community groups and businesses interested in participating Adopt A Road Scheme should contact Douglas Tidy Towns or Cork County Council’s Carrigaline Engineer’s Office 021-4371800.

The Cork County Council Application Form and Guidance Note can be found here: http://www.corkcoco.ie/co/pdf/864448763.pdf

Fingerpost and more

Another very busy Saturday:

– Aidan, Jane, Caroline, Donal and our two SuperValu supporters went to pick more litter of the streets in Douglas (Back village, Donnybrook hill and Rochestown Road). Paud had already cleaned the back and main Douglas Road on Friday.

– Kevin, Connie and David painted the substation by the cinema while Brian, Debbie, Helen, Marian and the author went weeding at the Fingerpost roundabout.

– Connie with Marian holding stepladder got rid of a few years worth of politicians tie clips on pole at Fingerpost!

– Billy and Dave did some much needed kerb weeding at Bow wow bridge and Carrs hill.

– Brian painted another graffiti junction box on the back Douglas rd.