Next Meeting Agenda

Committee Meeting

Monday Dec 01, 2014

Community Centre

8.00 pm


  • Minutes of previous meeting
  • Matters Arising
  • Speeding on Sycamore Ave – Fingal County Council Update
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • AOB



MILLENIUM PARK (car park) -entrance off roundabout at Snugborough Road Extension, Coolmine – During PARK OPENING HOURS only.
For More Information, please call Fingal County Council Blanchardstown/Castleknock Operations Depot at. 821 3486 or 870 4599.

CPRA update

MESSAGE FROM Community Gardai

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.

CPRA update



JULY - Monday 1st July 8PM


SEPTEMBER - Monday 2/09 8PM 


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. 


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.


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.


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!

An Taisce Clean Up Day

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. 

Spring Tennis Programmes in Dublin 15 region

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
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
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.

To Residents, Sycamore Avenue (homes facing onto Cherry Green).

"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."

Carpenterstown Park Residents Association Meeting

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 before 5pm Sunday 3rd February.
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.


Cherry, Maple and Sycamore held a Clean Up Day on Saturday 17th November. With the support and great help of Jim and Freddie from Fingal County Council's Environmental Department, leaves and rubbish were collected from most roads in the estate. Unsung heroes of the day go to the Residents of Sycamore Avenue, Sycamore Park, Maple Avenue and Maple Drive who were out first thing sweeping footpaths and gathering up bags of leaves before our 10am start. 


Notice on Halloween

  • Burning tyres and other toxic materials releases pollutants into the atmosphere, which is bad for our health, especially for asthma sufferers and those with respiratory diseases.
  • Ilegal bonfires are dangerous – children, adults and pets are at a high risk of injury and trauma from fireworks and bonfires.
  • It's bad for the environment - burnt earth on parklands, pitches and community green spaces will take approximately 18 months to recover before grass will grow back.


We are in contact with Fingal County Council regarding their maintaining the new trees which were planted along Carpenterstown Avenue between Maple
roundabout and Laverna roundabout as part of the Quality Bus Corridor.


Fingal County Council proposes to replace its Litter Management Plan. The new plan will operate for the period 2012 to 2015. Fingal County Council invites members of the public and interested parties to submit their feedback on the draft Litter Management Plan 2012-2015, now available for downloading below and at their offices at Grove Road (Blanchardstown), County Hall (Swords), Balbriggan Town Hall and all County libraries. Read More...

Leaf Collection Day!

To All Residents of Maple/Sycamore and Cherry Estates
Bring a rake and help us sweep up what Autumn has left behind. This will provide more safety on our roads and help unblock our shores.
Where: Tennis Courts (Sycamore Green)
When:  10am to 1pm
Bags:   Provided by Residents Association at Tennis Courts
Fingal County Council is facilitating us by collecting these either Saturday or Monday morning. Please - PASS THE WORD AROUND as no leaflet notification is available for this event.

Public Meeting for the Residents of Dublin 15

To Whom It May Concern:

I would like to inform you that the Fingal Joint Policing Committee will host a public meeting for the Residents of the Dublin 15 Area on Tuesday, October 25 2011 at 7.30 p.m. in Castleknock Community Centre, Laurel Lodge.

The Fingal Joint Policing Committee (JPC) provides a forum for An Garda Síochána, the Local Authority Members, Oireachtas Members and community interests, to get together in a regular and structured manner. At public meetings of the JPC an opportunity is provided for local residents to make observations, and address questions to the members of the JPC on matters relating to crime and anti-social behaviour, with a view to improving public safety within their local community.  This provides a unique opportunity for members of the community to feed into the partnership approach afforded by the existence of a JPC within their area.


Water Pressure Reduction in Greater Castleknock Area: 

Water Pressure Reduction in Greater Castleknock Area: 

There will be reduction in water pressure on Tuesday 26th July between the hours of 10am and 5pm.  As part of the Blanchardstown Rehabilitation Programme it will be necessary to switch the flow of water for a period of time in August.  A test switch is being carried out to ensure that a water supply will be available to consumers while these works are being undertaken.  If you experience complete loss of water supply please advise us on 8906210. Read More...

Sighting of Rodents in Sycamore Estate

Carpenterstown Park Residents Association

have received a communication from a resident advising of rodent sighted in Sycamore Estate. Residents are asked to be vigilant. If you suspect rodent activity in or around your property, please contact Health Service Executive, Pest Control Service below.


Clean-up Day

The Carpenterstown Park residents started gathering at Tennis court greens at around 10:30am. Resource materials like gloves, bags, litter pickers e.t.c. were provided by the Carpenterstown park Residents association. Within an hours time lot of kids came out along with their parents to help in this cause. It generated quite an excitement among them as everyone was keen to bring in a bigger bag full of litter. Many residents got to know each other through this healthy exercise. Some residents got their shovels out and started uprooting the weeds alongside the Sycamore avenue. Within two hours loads of litter bags filled and piled up under the Carpenterstown park Residents association banner. Later on, in liaison with Fingal County Council, litter bags were collected by their staff. Carpenterstown park Residents association had also some refreshments and goodies for the kids in the shape of chocolates, sweets, chips, juices, fizzy drinks and biscuits.

Upcoming events!

Enriching the environment for the whole community (

Carpenterstown Park


We plan to have two clean-up Saturdays, in May and late September.  Also, we hope to enter the Tidy Districts competition run by
Fingal CoCo. We won awards on the two occasions we competed.   As well, we will continue to have a friendly relationship with the local Fingal staff, who have always been attentive and helpful to our efforts.   Also, we hope to get acquainted with the Fingal County Development Plan which is being finalised.