Weekly Village Clean ups

We organise a weekly village clean up every Saturday morning from 10.30 to 11.30 am. Our current base is the carpark of the Parish Centre behind St Patricks Catholic Church in the village. However, at  the moment our organised group clean ups e.g. springclean are not taking place in line with Level 5 Covid restrictions. When these are lifted we will resume as normal.

For individuals who wish to help during lockdown we provide all the necessary equipment (pickers, bags, etc) so all you need to do is show up!

Coinnigh beag é, coinnigh slán é, coinnigh siar. Keep it Small, Keep it Safe, Keep your Distance.

Our message is to #StaySafe – you are urged to use your own judgement and take personal responsibility for protecting yourself, your friends and your family.

DIARY DATES:

Monkstown Village Tidy District Annual General Meeting 2021 will not be going ahead as planned.

In our email to members of 30th March, you will have read we would be holding our AGM on Tue 27th April by Zoom.  A key element of the AGM is the election of Officers and Committee. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we have vacancies for the positions of both Chair and Secretary without any nominations to replace them. At the same time our Treasurer is standing down as he no longer lives in Dublin but we do have the nomination of a very suitable person to replace him.

For a group with ambitious goals to continue keeping the village looking its best while also running a wide range of other activities (on biodiversity, heritage etc), this poses a serious challenge. We need to have a full team in place with the energy and time to lead the delivery of what we’ve committed to.

Under the circumstances, your Committee has decided that it is sensible to defer the AGM until we have found a way forward but, in the meantime, all of your Committee and the current Officers will continue in their present roles.

We attach the Committee Report on our activities for the last year and our 2020 Financial Statements which will be presented to the AGM. I would ask you to read these and think about whether you could contribute as members of either your Committee or one of the Sub-Committees we set up some months ago – or in any other way. We will also look at how we can re-allocate roles between the Committee, but it is quite clear we will still need new people to join us.

For myself, seeing the impact a group of volunteers can have on our community has been extremely satisfying and enjoyable. I hope you might be someone who can also experience that – if so, please either call me any time on 086 3552525 or mail us at this address monkstowntidydistrict@gmail.com

John Edmondson, Chair

Storm Ciara – February 2020

Trees in Winter with Katy Duff

Biodiversity Survey with Roger Goodwillie