Re 2013 AGM "Our thanks to all those Residents who attended CPRA's AGM at Castleknock Community Centre on Monday 2nd December 2013 at 8pm. While there was not a large turn out, over 12 Residents attended. Thanks also to prospective Council candidates Roderic O'Gorman, Green Party and Henry Minogue, Fine Gael, who took valuable time out to attend our meeting.
Special thanks to the Staff at Castleknock Community Centre and the Board of Management for their support both this and in past years!
To Allow for Holiday Season - CPRA Next Meeting will take place on Monday 14th January 2014 at 8.00pm at Castleknock Community Centre (Laurel Lodge). All Welcome!
Wishing all Residents of All Ages living in Cherry, Sycamore and Maple Estates a safe and very Happy Holiday season!
There has been an increase in the incidents of ‘fishing’ of car keys in recent weeks. We, as your local Community Gardai, have outlined below some precautions you can take to ensure you do not become a victim of this crime or other crimes in relation to your vehicle.
Do not leave the keys to your vehicle (or home) in open view on kitchen or hall tables, window sills, counter tops or on wall hooks etc particularly within reach of the front door. It is not uncommon for thieves to remove these keys using a ‘fishing rod’ or similar item through the letter box or open window.
At bed time, take the keys with you if you have no other secure location but remember, if challenged, that your personal safety and that of your family, is more important than your vehicle
Do not attach a tag to your keys with your address, should they be lost outside the home this will provide the culprit with information.
Ensure you vehicle is locked (doors and windows) at all times even when parked in your own drive.
Do not leave valuables or personal documents on view in your vehicle.
The weather is now turning colder, if you leave your car running in your drive in the morning, to defrost windows, this may offer a culprit the chance to steal your vehicle. Also remember this may compromise your insurance cover.
Should you have any further queries on the above, or indeed require any other security advice you can contact:
Blanchardstown Community Policing Ph: 01 6667020 Or www.garda.ie has leaflets on all security (home/personal/atm cards)
When: Saturday 9th November, 2013 Meet at TENNIS COURTS! Time: 11AM TO 3PM HELP Beautify CARPENTERSTOWN PARK! Volunteers of A-L-L A-G-E-S needed to plant Daffodil Bulbs. Come out and see your effortsG-R-O-WnextS-P-R-I-N-G
Also seeking Volunteers to Prune and Clear Tree Trunk bases!
Thanks to All Residents who have come out in Years Passed
Bring your Thermos - Tea/Coffee/Biscuits/Sweets Provided
Residents are asked NOT to Park on or NEXT TO Cherry Green or Sycamore Green. With cars parked on both sides of the road - this is causing a narrowing of both lanes and could prevent Fire Brigade/Ambulance access to Sycamore/Cherry estates due to the width of these vehicles. We've received several notifications from Residents and ask all Residents to be co-operative - park next to the Footpath side of the road in future.
Our Community Garda Michael McCoy has advised that there has been another big drop in Burglaries over the past 3 months in our vicinity. One robbery occurred in OAKTREE estate, and one in MAPLE within that time. In one instance, he advises keys were fished out through the letter box and in another access was gained through a back door. Garda McCoy advises the fishing through the letterbox is still being used actively – advice is DO NOT LEAVE YOUR KEYS within reach of your letterbox. He also advised several arrests have taken place in the Castleknock area and this appears to have helped to lower the crime rates.
Adult Tennis Lessons are commencing on July 6th at the Riverwood Tennis Courtsand Sycamore Avenue Tennis Courts on Saturday afternoons and Wednesday evenings (also Tuesday evenings at Riverwood only). Cost is €63 for (about) 8-9 group lessons (max 8 per group). The lessons are for Beginners, Improvers and Advanced players. Everyone is welcome and the emphasis is on fun and enjoyment while getting some exercise and sport. Further information is available from Carpenterstown Tennis Club at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Colm Deehan (086 608 0061).
As per our Spring newsletter distributed the 1st and 2nd weeks of April, Committee members are currently carrying out the subscription collection of €2.00 and an email/mobile contact for future communication so that Residents can be updated on water outages (almost daily in parts of Dublin 15) or security alerts. We expect to have this completed in the next few weeks, so look out for us. Committee members are doing this in pairs and no one else is acting for the Committee. If anyone calls to the door and you are unsure, don't give out your information - email us and we'll confirm if we called to your door.
SPRAYING OF PESTICIDES
AVOID MID-DAY Spraying. The Council have advised us that spraying of pesticides (weed-killer/insect control ) during DAWN TO DUSK hours is impacting nation-wide on the BEE population. Bees keep flowers/vegetables growing year after year - this year the BEE populationi is substantially down. Advice when spraying, keep the spray nozzle directed LOW and over only the area you are spraying; Ideal spraying times are early morning (after dew has dried - 10am and early dusk @6.30pm - AVOID MID-DAY SPRAYING. Also - avoid spraying with the wind coming at you - it will blow the spray back onto you and could cause breathing problems.
LOCAL SCHOOL NEWS
Ministers Leo Varadkar and Joan Burton have announced that a new 150 million school building project fund has been allocated by the Department of Education. Included in that 150 million Euro project is Castleknock Community College's Extension/Refurbishment. For more information - visit link and click on left side under NEWS. This long-waited extension is now going to Tender. The Parents Association has conveyed its thanks to all Community groups and Parents who contributed time and efforts to this important campaign.
Adult Tennis Lessons are commencing in May at the Riverwood Tennis Courtsand Sycamore Avenue Tennis Courts on Saturday afternoons and Wednesday evenings (and other evenings subject to demand). Cost is €40 for (about) 8 group lessons (max 8 per group). The lessons are for Beginners, Improvers and Advanced players. Everyone is welcome and the emphasis is on fun and enjoyment while getting some exercise and sport. Further information is available from Carpenterstown Tennis Club at email@example.com or contact Colm Deehan (086 608 0061).
Monday 10th June 2013 at Castleknock Community Centre. The current Association committee has just 6 members and while the Association luckily is represented by 2 persons from Cherry, Maple & Sycamore estates - the committee needs more members to promote its position in Fingal County Council and ensure the Association continues. You do not have to attend each meeting or participate in each activity, you do have to care for your community and have an open mind to other residents opinions. Come along to our next meeting and find out about CPRA!
The Committee would like to thank all residents who came out to help of all ages on Saturday 27th April. We had a lot of support and want to offer special thanks to Fingal County Council's Castleknock/Mulhuddart Depot - with special thanks to Tony and his colleague " for the two collections they carried out in Carpenterstown Park.
WHEN: Saturday 27th APRIL 11am to 3pm MEET: Near Tennis Courts, Sycamore Green Once again, an Estates-wide CLEAN UP DAY will take place on the above date. Bags will be supplied - please collect from path near Tennis Courts. We invite you to join in from your road. Great way to meet neighbours if you've just moved in and get involved in YOUR community. We will try to have more than 1 collection point for bags - a note will be going around. We invite you to bring your own Tea/Coffe at 3pm and join us - biscuits will be provided. With thanks to the FCC Environmental Crew at Coolmine Depot and An Taisce.
Fingal Parks children’s programmes: Boys and girls between the ages of five and a half and seventeen can learn to play tennis this spring in Fingal. This very affordable programme is open to all and operates at nine venues throughout the county. Classes are implemented by Tennis Ireland certified coaches and concentrate on both fundamental movement and tennis specific skills. For information on these programmes check out Dublin Spring Coaching 2013 on http://www.parkstennis.com/ Programmes at: Laurel Lodge Comm Centre on Wednesdays 15.00 – 17.00 Riverwood Estate on Saturdays 10.00 –13.00 Hartstown Comm Centre on Saturdays 10.00 – 13.00
Adult Programmes Laurel Lodge Community Centre – Cardio Tennis programme for eight consecutive Tuesdays beginning Tuesday, Jan 29th, 10.00-11.00. Fee €35 per programme. Laurel Lodge Community Centre – Coaching for beginners starting Thursday, January 31st, 10.00-11.00. Sycamore Avenue tennis courts – Coaching for improver/advanced players beginning Thursday, January 31st, 10.00-11.00. Eight consecutive Thursdays and once-off fee of €35 for either.
Riverwood Estate tennis courts Coaching programme starting Saturday, Feb 2d : Beginners 13.10-14.10 Improvers 14.10-15.10 Advanced 15.10-16.10 Fee of €40 for each eight-session programme. Enquiries to Colm Deehan at 086-6080061 or firstname.lastname@example.org As an extension of this, there will also be an eight-session programme at the Sycamore Avenue (Carpenterstown Park) venue which will run parallel to the Riverwood coaching.
1. Next Meeting is Monday April 1st 2013 at 8.00pm in Castleknock Community Centre, Laurel Lodge. All residents welcome - any queries or suggestions, please email to email@example.com before 5pm Friday 29 Mar.
Carpenterstown Park Residents Association is posting this information notice as this programme is supported and encouraged by Tennis Ireland and Fingal County Council. CPRA is not involved, or active in respect of same. Adult Tennis Lessons have commenced at Riverwood Tennis Courts and Sycamore Avenue Tennis Courts on the afternoon of February 2nd. Cost is €40 for 8 group lessons (max 8 per group). The lessons are for Beginners, Improvers and Advanced players. Everyone is welcome and the emphasis is on fun and enjoyment while getting some exercise and sport. Further information is available from Carpenterstown Tennis Club at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Colm Deehan (086 608 0061)."
"To Residents, Sycamore Avenue (homes facing onto Cherry Green). Please - do not park on Cherry Green. Permanent Wheel ruts are forming in the grass. The Council owns the Green and prohibits any parking there. Also - if the Van/car parked on or over the Green is parked adjacent to a car that is parked in front of a house - this narrowing of the Avenue access could prevent Emergency Services from moving beyond this location. There is plenty of parking available on the housing side of the Avenue at this location and we ask that you avail of this in lieu of damaging the Green. Your co-operation is appreciated."
1. Next Meeting is Monday February 4th 2013 at 8.15pm (NEW TIME) in Castleknock Community Centre, Laurel Lodge. All residents welcome - any queries or suggestions, please email to email@example.com before 5pm Sunday 3rd February.
2. Items of note:-
a) Pot Holes on Sycamore Avenue. These have been added to the Winter Works programme by Fingal County Council since November last and we hope they will take these in hand very shortly. We note these have widened significantly since the original request was submitted in writing last autumn.
b) Also the tree at Maple Drive/Maple Roundabout (corner above Carpenterstown Park granite sign) is on the winter works programme for removal - cut back.
c) A request to Fingal County Council's Operations department in Coolmine to cut back the tree blocking Street Light No 4 (Sycamore Avenue adjacent to Sycamore Lawn) is listed for pruning during the Council's current pruning season.