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NEWSLETTER AUTUMN 2010
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URBAN VILLAGE COMMUNITY LIFE EDIE IS WORKING WITH
Community life is growing in Dublin’s Fair City. This summer, Fine Gael CLLR. EOGHAN MURPHY,
Councillor Edie Wynne attended three street parties where residents from LUCINDA CREIGHTON TD
Beechwood Park, Moyne Road and Eglinton Terrace and Rampart Lane AND GAY MITCHELL MEP
put in hard work to organise a party for themselves and their neighbours.
All three were a great success. Added to that was the Harold’s Cross
Bealtaine Festival earlier in the year and the very successful Ranelagh Arts
Festival has become an annual event. “Residents Associations also
sponsored local sports tournaments for children of local families,”
Councillor Wynne said, and would like to advise residents that Dublin City • B allsbridge
Council actively supports, on request, local initiatives.
• Liffey Swim
SUPPORT FOR URBAN VILLAGE BUSINESSES • Cycling in the city
Fine Gael has job creation as our key objective. With this in mind, Councillor
Wynne has visited with the Fine Gael Lord Mayor, Councillor Gerry Breen,
• Rathfarnham Bus
each village in our area. Traders were also invited to attend a workshop in Corridor
the Mansion House at the end of August.
“It was very well attended and businesses from different parts of the city • Poolbeg Chimneys
exchanged ideas about how to increase business by innovative marketing in
their own villages,” Councillor Wynne explained. “Most people were • J unk Collections
pleased with our efforts on their behalf and a number have said that they
are acting on some of the ideas that emerged. In this Newsletter - again – I
• Sandymount Village
respectfully suggest shopping local to keep our local businesses thriving.” • Rathmines
And much more...
Cllr. Edie Wynne working for you
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RATHFARNHAM BUS CORRIDOR
The changes proposed by what is called the
enhancement of Rathfarnham Bus Corridor may be
good for Dublin Bus. However, Councillor Edie
Wynne has been told by many constituents that
these proposals will cause great inconvenience to
many people in the local community, from the point
of view of accessing school routes, shopping and
sporting activities. While a quality bus service is
desirable, this must be balanced with due
consideration for real and ongoing village community
needs. Councillor Wynne has advised both residents
and traders to study the proposals and make their
views known to Quality Bus Network.
The Deputy Lord Mayor sets out from the Mansion House in the coach, with
two of her grandchildren, to open the Fáilte Ireland Dublin Horse Show
This year Councillor Edie Wynne, in her capacity as
Deputy Lord Mayor of Dublin, had the honour of
opening the Fáilte Ireland Dublin Horseshow in the
RDS, in the heart of the local Electoral Area.
“I travelled with family members to the RDS from
the Mansion House in the Lord Mayor’s Coach, which
is used only twice in the year – for the Horseshow
and on St Patrick’s Day. I found such positive reaction
and enthusiasm on the journey that I have asked the
Council management to consider other, appropriate
ways in which the coach could be used for the Councillor Edie Wynne, pictured with her brother Liam, at the start of the
benefit of business and tourism in the City.” 90th Liffey Swim, in which more than 350 people took part
Councillor Wynne said.
CYCLING IN THE CITY In its 90th year, more than 350 swimmers braved
Following representations by Councillor Wynne that blustery conditions to swim the Liffey for the 2.2km
Dublin Bikes should be provided outside the canal area from Watling Street Bridge near Guinness Brewery to
to meet the demand for them, Dublin City Council is Customs House Quay. Councillor Edie Wynne was
currently investigating the feasibility of a phased there to cheer on the swimmers with her brother,
expansion of the network (Dublin Bikes) to other Liam, whose son was one of the swimmers. Well done
important areas of the city, including areas outside the to all the competitors who had to complete four of
canal. An interdepartmental working group has been Swim Ireland’s open water competitions to qualify for
set up to commence this work. this historic river swim.
Considerable interest is being shown by residents of Ringsend, Sandymount and further afield in the future of
the Poolbeg Chimneys. A number of very interesting suggestions have been made to Councillor Wynne, which
she is pursuing. In the meantime, she has asked the City Manager to enter into discussion with the ESB on the
options for their future. She will keep in touch with you on this subject.
Cllr. Edie Wynne working for you
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30KP/H SPEED LIMITS
Dublin City Councillors are reviewing the 30kp/h speed
limit that was imposed in many parts of the city centre
six months ago with a view to having it apply only to a
very small area along the quays that is heavily
pedestrianised. There has been significant adverse ‘JUNK’ COLLECTIONS
reaction to its introduction from many people who say There are many calls for the re-introduction of
that this speed limit makes no sense because it is very ‘junk collections’. Many people have told
difficult to keep below 30kp/h especially when there is Councillor Wynne that they would be
little traffic on the streets. There is also considerable prepared to pay something towards this.
confusion as to what streets are included and which The Councillor has undertaken to do her
ones are not. While Councillor Wynne objected to the utmost to have this service revived.
introduction of the 30kp/h limits over a wide area in
the city centre, she strongly supports them being
implemented adjacent to schools.
At long last! One of the first representations that
Councillor Wynne received on becoming a City
Councillor was about the wish of residents of Mount
Drummond Avenue to enhance their Avenue by
having flowers planted around the base of the trees on
the median strip. Finally, this summer some flowers,
provided by Dublin City Council, were planted with a
lot of assistance from one resident and commitment
from others to water and maintain them. Now that
Mount Drummond Avenue is on the list to receive
flowers we all look forward to the ongoing
enhancement of this lovely area.
In response also to a letter from local residents of
The outgoing Deputy Lord Mayor hands over the chain of office to Councillor Harold’s Cross Cottages and adjoining street, the
Wynne in the company of colleagues in the Chamber Manager has agreed to send a team out to clean the
area as suggested by the resident’s letter.
The Steering Committee is meeting regularly, but there
is a lot of work involved at this stage of the project.
When the final Draft has been agreed, it will be made
available to the general public for comment for a
period of three weeks and the process will then
conclude with a Public Feedback Workshop
GROSVENOR SQUARE TRAFFIC
Following the meeting last June with elected
representatives, local residents representatives and
representatives of the bowling and tennis clubs, the
Area Traffic Engineer has said that she would present
her report to the October Council Area meeting and a
local public meeting will then be arranged.
The Active Senior IT Group in the Terenure Enterprise Centre at the launch of
the Skype Event by Cllr Edie Wynne.
Cllr. Edie Wynne working for you
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Councillor Edie Wynne with Lucinda Creighton TD at the state of the art swimming pool in Rathmines in the new Rathmines Leisure Centre
• The Rathmines Leisure Centre opened to the public
on 27th September. It is a state-of-the-art facility.
Councillor Wynne congratulates everyone involved
in its planning and completion and wishes all users
great enjoyment and benefit from it. For further
details, contact Councillor Wynne or the
• Rathmines Library is scheduled to re-open, as
planned, at the end of this year.
Councillor Wynne with the Lord Mayor, Gerry Breen, Assistant Garda
Commissioner Mick Feehan, Detective Inspector Frank Keenaghan at a
Local Safety Fora Workshop aimed at tackling crime and drugs at
THE PROPOSED INCINERATOR
Councillor Wynne supports local residents and has
joined them in protests about the proposed location of
this incinerator. Residents of Ringsend are still having
to tolerate odours from the Waste Water Treatment
Plant, a problem that is taking years to resolve. Some
people say that their attitude to the proposed
Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Edie Wynne with some of the large group of incinerator is a case of Not In My Back Yard (NIMBY).
guests who attended a Coffee Morning in the Mansion House in aid of Our Councillor Wynne says it is more a case of EIMBY –
Lady’s Hospice, Harold Cross.
Enough In My Back Yard!
Edie is working with Cllr. Eoghan Murphy, Lucinda Creighton TD and Gay Mitchell MEP