I was so honoured and grateful to be asked to Scoil Barra Naofa, Monkstown today to raise their fifth Green Flag. They were awarded this flag for more than a year of work on learning about, talking about and encouraging biodiversity. It follows on their previous Green Flag achievements for Waste, Energy, Travel/Transport and Water. The following is (more or less!) the little speech I gave to the wonderfully attentive children:
Rowan View Developments applied for planning permission to build a 3 storey apartment development on the green beside Doodlebugs in Pembroke Wood. The County Council granted permission for the development. At the request of the Residents Association, I appealed the development to An Bord Pleanála on 15th May. The text of my appeal is at the link below:
The Ballincollig-Carrigaline Municipal District is offering its Streetscape Painting & Signage Scheme this year again. The scheme is focused at Passage West, Douglas and Ringaskiddy this year, although applications from Carrigaline and Ballincollig will also be considered. The scheme offers all of last year’s benefits with a few more added. You will find the grant application form and guidelines at the following link. Apply before 1st June to get priority.