{meta} Agenda for South East Area Committee on Monday 11th October, 2021, 2.30 pm

Agenda and minutes

Venue: Council Chamber - City Hall

Items
No. Item

1.

Presentation on D12 Bike Bus pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

Order: Noted.

2.

Minutes of the South East Area Committee Meeting held on 13th September 2021 pdf icon PDF 547 KB

Minutes:

Order: Agreed.

3.

Minutes of the Special Meeting of the South East Area Committee held on 4th October 2021 pdf icon PDF 105 KB

Minutes:

Order. Agreed.

4.

Environment and Transportation Department Matters pdf icon PDF 71 KB

      i.        Minutes of the Traffic Advisory Group meeting held on 28th September 2021.

 

      ii.            Verbal update on Pigeon House Road Traffic Scheme.

Minutes:

      i.        Minutes of the Traffic Advisory Group meeting held on 28th September 2021.

Order: Noted.

 

      ii.            Verbal update on Pigeon House Road Traffic Scheme.

Order: Noted.

5.

Culture, Recreation and Economic Services Department

      i.        Verbal report on playing pitches.

Minutes:

      i.        Verbal report on playing pitches.

Order: Noted.

6.

South East Area Office Matters pdf icon PDF 753 KB

      i.        Director of Services Report, South City.

 

     ii.        Report on proposed naming and numbering of Teach Luibhéid / Lovett House, Donnybrook, Dublin 4.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

      i.        Director of Services Report, South City.

Order: Noted.

 

     ii.        Report on proposed naming and numbering of Teach Luibhéid / Lovett House, Donnybrook, Dublin 4.

Order: Agreed.

7.

Motions

DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL

SOUTH EAST AREA COMMITTEE

11th OCTOBER 2021

 

Motion 1 from Councillor Dermot Lacey

This Committee requests the Manager to respond to the issues raised in the email submitted and circulated with this motion which is reflective of many comments received by this Councillor in recent times.

“I live, adjacent to and overlooking Herbert Park. We have lived in the lane since 1973 so the park has been, and continues to be, a huge part of our lives. This magnificent park has been a huge plus for families and people and children in general during the pandemic. It has been wonderful to see all the splendid facilities of the park in full use. Tennis courts, playgrounds, bowling green, croquet lawn, playing fields etc. have all provided Dubliners with a place to socialise and be active in safety. However over the last 2 years it has become very evident that the park grounds (flower beds, paths, hedges, grass, trees etc.) are not receiving any real attention. In some cases none at all. I walk the park every day and I hardly ever see a gardener at work. The park is now very badly maintained in comparison to Merrion Square, St. Stephen’s Green, Blackrock and the lack of staff and oversight is alarming. Much of the work carried out in recent times within the park has been by outside contractors, and the standard has been very good. Simultaneously not a park employee in sight to carry out the routine duties within a park. I attach photos to let you see some examples of neglect; 1) Photos 1 to 7 are from the path adjacent to Ardoyne House. Beautiful ferns were planted which are now completely chocked by weeds. Similarly young trees with convolvulus growing up the stems. Nettles growing out of the hedge along the path and last year’s autumn leaves still on the ground. 2) Photo 8 Entrance at Herbert Park Rd showing weeds growing and spreading. 3) Photo 9, 10, 11, Shrubbery adjacent to the pond. Again full of weeds and not attended to for over 12 months. 4) The pond itself, is full of slime and dirt. Photos 12 and 13. 5) Photos 14 and 15 are of the bowling green hedge which has not been cut this year.

 

Motion 2 from Councillor Dermot Lacey

Recognizing the location of four schools in the vicinity of St. Christopher’s School, Haddington Road, with the consequential high number of children and parents walking and driving to the schools, this Committee requests the Manager to take the following short term and longer term measures to increase the safety for all:

1)    Introduction of a time restricted (possibly 8.00- 9.30am No Left or Right into Haddington Lane from either end.

2)    Place no stopping restrictions on the lane for similar hours

3)    Examine further measures available to the Traffic Department to improve safety

And

4)    Convene a meeting of representatives of all the schools, the Gardaí, Dublin City Council and the  ...  view the full agenda text for item 7.

Minutes:

Emergency Motion from Councillors Hazel Chu and Mannix Flynn

That this area committee asks the management to agree to a two week extension to the consultation period of the Gulistan Depot site.  Currently residents and local community in and around the area has only recently found out that there is consultation and that said consultation period is due to end soon. It would be helpful for all groups involved if a two week extension of the consultation period can be facilitated.

Order: Agreed.

 

Motion 1 from Councillor Dermot Lacey

This Committee requests the Manager to respond to the issues raised in the email submitted and circulated with this motion which is reflective of many comments received by this Councillor in recent times.

“I live, adjacent to and overlooking Herbert Park. We have lived in the lane since 1973 so the park has been, and continues to be, a huge part of our lives. This magnificent park has been a huge plus for families and people and children in general during the pandemic. It has been wonderful to see all the splendid facilities of the park in full use. Tennis courts, playgrounds, bowling green, croquet lawn, playing fields etc. have all provided Dubliners with a place to socialise and be active in safety. However over the last 2 years it has become very evident that the park grounds (flower beds, paths, hedges, grass, trees etc.) are not receiving any real attention. In some cases none at all. I walk the park every day and I hardly ever see a gardener at work. The park is now very badly maintained in comparison to Merrion Square, St. Stephen’s Green, Blackrock and the lack of staff and oversight is alarming. Much of the work carried out in recent times within the park has been by outside contractors, and the standard has been very good. Simultaneously not a park employee in sight to carry out the routine duties within a park. I attach photos to let you see some examples of neglect; 1) Photos 1 to 7 are from the path adjacent to Ardoyne House. Beautiful ferns were planted which are now completely chocked by weeds. Similarly young trees with convolvulus growing up the stems. Nettles growing out of the hedge along the path and last year’s autumn leaves still on the ground. 2) Photo 8 Entrance at Herbert Park Rd showing weeds growing and spreading. 3) Photo 9, 10, 11, Shrubbery adjacent to the pond. Again full of weeds and not attended to for over 12 months. 4) The pond itself, is full of slime and dirt. Photos 12 and 13. 5) Photos 14 and 15 are of the bowling green hedge which has not been cut this year.

Order: Report to Councillor.

 

Motion 2 from Councillor Dermot Lacey

Recognizing the location of four schools in the vicinity of St. Christopher’s School, Haddington Road, with the consequential high number of children and parents walking and driving to the schools, this Committee requests the Manager  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Questions to the Chief Executive 11th October 2021 pdf icon PDF 224 KB

Minutes:

Order: Noted.