DLRCoCo

Activities, Festivals, Exhibitions etc...
User avatar
Dancer
Deliciously,delectable, delightful Dancer
Posts: 1985
Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:05 pm
Location: Google maps

Re: DLRCoCo

Post by Dancer » Fri May 11, 2018 1:26 pm

In my time due diligence was usually carried out in the pub or on the golf course.......
Somehow I don’t think it’s changed too much .
xx Dancer xx

I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.

Audrey Hepburn

User avatar
Rocker
Globetrotter
Posts: 6603
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:29 am
Location: listening to lapping water
Has thanked: 22 times
Been thanked: 5 times

Re: DLRCoCo

Post by Rocker » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:22 am

Some bits about the Council's Budget for 2019


Press Releases
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
dlr County
At its Budget meeting this evening, the elected members of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Co Council adopted Budget 2019, signalling expenditure of €183.8m, compared to €176.8 in 2018. This budget marks the increased buoyancy and upturn in the market, with no increase in commercial rates, while housing rents and environmental and parking charges remain stable for the first time in a decade. An additional €830,000 has been made available for the provision of homeless services. The number of inspections carried out in the private rented sector will increase by 150% with a corresponding uplift in budget of €245,000
With the final year of the current Council drawing to a close, the uplift in development activity across the county has impacted positively on the 2019 Budget, with an increase in income of €2.4m from commercial rates, leading to more efficient service provision and a number of new initiatives. These include the roll out of electric charging points, village clean ups across the county and development of an anti-littering amnesty policy. The additional expenditure allows for enhanced service levels across a range of departments and services. Councillors acknowledged the budget’s strong people focus and noted the supports for people working and living in the county, and for those visiting its many beautiful places and attractions.
Welcoming the 2019 Budget, An Cathaoirleach, Councillor Ossian Smyth stated:
“The adoption of the Budget reflects the Council's commitment to shaping and promoting a smart vibrant county which is attractive, inclusive and accessible to all. The provision of €150,000 towards Climate Change initiatives and the promotion of environmental initiatives is critical for future generations. I am pleased to see a continued allocation towards the upkeep of our high quality public realm with ongoing improvements to our beaches and bathing areas, and the provision of disability access to an additional two bathing areas in the county. I am particularly happy that this Budget is pro-business; local businesses will see no increase in their commercial rates and we will be introducing initiatives to increase footfall, and funding assistance to update commercial premises for re-letting and tourism marketing.”
2018 saw the dissolution of the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company and the transfer of the Harbour to the Council. While the transfer presents significant challenges for the Council, it is an unprecedented opportunity to bring the town and harbour together, and to develop a world-class marine leisure harbour which can be sustainable, attract visitors and offer new possibilities to the county.
dlr has been at the forefront of local government’s transformation agenda in recent years, leading out on Smart Dublin; the digitising of systems such as the Universal Grants Scheme, and in 2019, developing a new Tenant Portal, which will assist housing clients, from the moment they apply for housing.
“The new Civic Hub provides an exciting opportunity to lead on such initiatives,” CE Philomena Poole stated, “We place the citizen at the centre of our activities. In bringing our services into one space, there are now additional public opening hours, and the Civic Hub team will deal with all communications to ensure that everything is monitored to allow for improvements in service delivery, and emphasise our people focus. I am also pleased to note the incentives offered to local businesses in the area; providing opportunities for businesses to prosper and improving the quality of life generally”.
Some Budget 2019 highlights
• Universal Grants to aid Communities – €733,000. This represents an increase of €50,000 on 2018.
• An increase of €800,000 has been made available for the provision of homeless services
• The number of inspections carried out in the private rented sector will increase by 150% with a corresponding uplift in budget of €245,000
• Increased provision of 500K for road restoration programme and patching programme.
• Climate Change Initiatives - €150,000
• Tree Planting and Pruning - €200,000
• Village Clean-ups –€150,000
• Playgrounds - €80,000
• Roll-out of Electric Charging Points
• Columbarium Wall - €110,000
• Anti-Littering Amnesty – €30,000
• Removal of Leaves – €15,000
• Uplighting – €25,000
• Weed-removal – €44,000• Age Friendly Expo – €40,000

I had never heard of a Columbarium Wall so googled it ...it is a wall with small spaces where cremated ashes in urns can be stored. ?? Don't know where there is a crematorium in the Boro??
I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
William Allen White

User avatar
Holla
Somewhere over the rainbow
Posts: 1369
Joined: Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:03 pm
Location: The borough
Been thanked: 1 time

Re: DLRCoCo

Post by Holla » Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:14 pm

Maybe the columbaruim wall is to go into one of the council cemeteries, there is an area in shanganagh cemetery where you can have the ashes of lovedones buired.

User avatar
Micheál
Skies are Blue
Posts: 2571
Joined: Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:13 am
Location: Within the sound of the Hooter
Has thanked: 4 times
Been thanked: 7 times

Re: DLRCoCo

Post by Micheál » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:57 am

And we'll make the Dead pay for the wall !
Make Dún Laoghaire Great Again !

M
(So now you know the origin of the term "dearly departed")

User avatar
Rocker
Globetrotter
Posts: 6603
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:29 am
Location: listening to lapping water
Has thanked: 22 times
Been thanked: 5 times

Re: DLRCoCo

Post by Rocker » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:37 am

:lol: :lol: :lol: Micheál :lol: :lol: Another one that got me is the amount put aside for the removal of leaves. If they blooming well swept the streets on a regular basis there would be no great build up of leaves and the ensuing problems. Every year I phone after the first leaf fall to advise that the leaves are piling uop at the shores...nothing done. The next the rain arrives and streams down killiney Hill and lo and behold the shores are blocked with the leaves and there is a much bigger problem. Over 60 years I have noticed this....does it take the Council longer to notice???????
I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
William Allen White

User avatar
Strum
Administrator
Posts: 9820
Joined: Sun Aug 06, 2006 8:03 pm
Location: Sallysupermarket, Thomastown.
Has thanked: 14 times
Been thanked: 10 times

Re: DLRCoCo

Post by Strum » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:14 pm

Micheál wrote:And we'll make the Dead pay for the wall !
Make Dún Laoghaire Great Again !

M
(So now you know the origin of the term "dearly departed")


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: priceless Michael.

User avatar
Denis Cromie
Ex-Chief Chocolate Enrober
Posts: 3062
Joined: Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:57 am
Location: Greystones

Re: DLRCoCo

Post by Denis Cromie » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:15 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

User avatar
Sinead
Skies are Blue
Posts: 2085
Joined: Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:09 pm
Location: Co.Dublin
Been thanked: 2 times

Re: DLRCoCo

Post by Sinead » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:02 pm

'Dearly Departed' is very true, you can own a plot in Deansgrange Cemetery but it costs an arm and a leg to have it opened to put in another body.

Sinéad

User avatar
Rocker
Globetrotter
Posts: 6603
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:29 am
Location: listening to lapping water
Has thanked: 22 times
Been thanked: 5 times

Re: DLRCoCo

Post by Rocker » Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:29 am

I was watching Dermot Bannon last night and he was looking at incredible houses in Australia. Not for me but, one thing struck me...he went to a beach I think it was in Melbourne and there were a row of beautiful coloured beach huts on the beach and throngs of people go there just to photograph the huts. How about it DLRCOco! put fifty brightly coloured sheds in a row on Killiney Beach , employ someone to look after them and let them out for a daily fee for bathers who want to keep their stuff safe, have a pic nick on a cooler day, who knows it could be a money spinner and would draw people to the place. Of course the council would have to be prepared to keep it clean and tidy!

https://www.visitvictoria.com/regions/M ... Boxes.aspx
I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
William Allen White

User avatar
Micheál
Skies are Blue
Posts: 2571
Joined: Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:13 am
Location: Within the sound of the Hooter
Has thanked: 4 times
Been thanked: 7 times

Re: DLRCoCo

Post by Micheál » Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:22 pm

We could even put some huts/shelters at intervals along the Dart line.

... oh, wait ....

User avatar
Rocker
Globetrotter
Posts: 6603
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:29 am
Location: listening to lapping water
Has thanked: 22 times
Been thanked: 5 times

Re: DLRCoCo

Post by Rocker » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:14 am

Micheál wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:22 pm
We could even put some huts/shelters at intervals along the Dart line.

... oh, wait ....
scry scry you laughed at my idea scry scry
I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
William Allen White

User avatar
bugrock
In the Bold Member Corner
Posts: 1753
Joined: Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:28 am
Location: Mornington Peninsula Australia
Been thanked: 4 times

Re: DLRCoCo

Post by bugrock » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:41 am

Rocker, these huts or boatsheds(as they were originally) are on council ground. Usually owned by regular holiday makers, they are almost impossible to insure as they are prone to vandalism and/or drug users nests. I may be wrong about the ones in your picture, as they are in an elite area of Melbourne. Being Heritage listed gives them some council protection.
On the other beaches they are many, and mostly well cared for. But, wind and tide and lack of security leaves them open to all kinds of bad elements.
On the beach where my friend had one, if a shed got burned or destroyed the building permit was forfeit, as only the shed was owned not the ground. Hence the very high insurance, some go to rot as buyers might not take a risk.
Naturally these things wouldn't happen in Ireland, so maybe your idea is very good. so too the huts along the railway. ;)
These views of mine are open to correction, as I am just a non legal person.
If it don't make your ears bleed, it ain't rock 'n' roll!

User avatar
Rocker
Globetrotter
Posts: 6603
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:29 am
Location: listening to lapping water
Has thanked: 22 times
Been thanked: 5 times

Re: DLRCoCo

Post by Rocker » Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:01 pm

Thanks Bugs. I never thought of them being boatsheds originally. Of course it stands to reason. I know that I am not taking human nature and the elements into account with my idealistic notion of just how pretty these huts look!
I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
William Allen White

Post Reply