Posted 4 Dec 2013 08:14 by Donabate Portrane Community CouncilThe Christmas lights were turned on in Donabate on Saturday, November 30th. The event was a huge success with carol singing, mulled wine and the Christmas Market!For this, and more news from around the peninsula, take a look at the Christmas edition of our newsletter!Corrections:
- Article 'Tennis Club' on page 2 of the newsletter - the correct e-mail address to contact the new tennis club is firstname.lastname@example.org
- History article on page 12 should read "The 160th anniversary of the sinking of the ship ‘Tayleur’ off Lambay, in which 400 people died, will be commemorated in January 2014".
Meeting with Sophia Housing Representatives
Posted 28 Nov 2013 10:09 by Donabate Portrane Community Council
Following some concerns expressed to different members of the Community
Council, an informal meeting
was organised with representatives of the Sophia Housing Association with respect to the day-to-day operations of Hazelgrove.
On October 18th last, three representatives of Sophia, Declan Dunne (CEO), Louisa Carr (National Assistant Services Manager) and Miriam Kelly (Day Manager) met with Community Council members Bob Dowling, Hubert Higgins and Tom Burke at DPCLC.
Mr Dunne is the newly appointed CEO of the organisation and from the outset listened attentively to some of the points that were raised. He has indicated that he has on open mind about finding ways to make improvements to Hazelgrove. He has committed to working together with Donabate Portrane Community Council and individual neighbours to promptly resolve any issues.
To this end, Sophia have commenced a review of Hazelgrove. The newly appointed National Services Manager and Assistant National Services Manager are spending time in Hazelgrove conducting the review.
Some aspects discussed at the meeting - and which are hoped to be addressed in the review - include the need for on site supervision after hours and at weekends, monitoring of all visitors to the site, and a more rigorous application of eligibility criteria of prospective tenants.
The results of the review are expected to be shared with the community within a few weeks. In the meantime, after hours supervision has been increased and on-call contact details provided.
If any resident would like to contact Sophia please do so at email@example.com