Before Christmas, local Councillors agreed on the programme of works to be undertaken this year as part of Greening Stoneybatter. At Tuesday’s Area Committee, I sought clarity on points raised with me by neighbours and households across Stoneybatter, including:
- The timeframe for the delivery of the tree planting projects.
- Whether the feasibility study into the suggested temporary pocket park had been completed?
- The location for such an amenity?
- When the planned improvements to existing parks would take place?
I’m pleased to report that clarity is now available, and I want to share the following information with you.
TREE PLANTING 2021
The tree planting scheme will be finalised this month with a update for next month’s Area Committee meeting. Afterwards, it is expected that the tender process will start so that works can be completed as quickly as possible.
The Council’s Parks Department has examined the feasibility of creating two pocket parks in Stoneybatter.
One could be located on Moira Road and the other on Halliday Road. Officials are assessing whether these pocket parks could be located between Ben Edair Road and Niall Street.
Work is ongoing between the Roads Department and Parks. I expect the findings of this engagement to be made available to me within the next four to six weeks.
EXISTING PARK IMPROVEMENTS
Halliday Square – Landscape works are scheduled to begin once the Level 5 Covid restrictions are eased.
Thor Place – Design works are ongoing. The Parks Department are hoping to carry out works across the summer. I’ll circulate details of the designs for your feedback when they are finalised.
I hope this information is of interest to you and your family but if you have any questions or queries arising from the details above, please get in touch with me at RayMcAdam@gmail.com.
Fine Gael Councillor - North Inner City
Chair, Urban Form & Planning Strategic Policy Committee