Dublin City Council has begun a process of public consultation in East Wall for a greening project being supported by the Government’s North-East Inner City Initiative.
Personnel from the Parks Department of Dublin City Council have circulated to householders on Bargy Road and Forth Road an informational leaflet detailing the scheme with images of how the project will look, once implemented. Throughout the last two years, I have worked with householders and Council officials to address serious problems with illegal and dangerous parking. By advancing a project like this, I believe these problems can be counter-acted and addressed permanently.
The project, which the Council is seeking your feedback on involves the installation of four planting beds. The beds will contain an under storey of flowering plants and bulbs for year-round attraction as well as four native trees with granite kerbing. I understand the trees will be Double Flowered Cherry Trees.
Massive work has been undertaken across East Wall this year, by East Wallers themselves in partnership with Dublin City Council to improve the quality of streetscape and counteract problems with illegal dumping and littering. A great example of this work is the new Wild Flower Garden on Shelmalier Road. The strip of land had previously been a magnet for illegal dumping and subsequently became an area where cars were illegally parked which in turn caused repeated obstructions to anyone trying to access the footpath with buggies or walkers, etc. The area is now a hive of biodiversity and has utterly transformed the appearance of that area of East Wall.
If you have any thoughts, feedback or ideas about the Forth Road / Bargy Road greening project, please share those opinions with me by email at RayMcAdam@gmail.com. The deadline upon which your feedback needs to be submitted is Friday next, October 9th. I look forward to hearing from you.
Fine Gael Councillor - North Inner City
Chair, Urban Form & Planning Strategic Policy Committee