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Stepaside Garda Station closure

 

On February 3rd 2013 large crowds turned out to demand a reversal of Minister Alan Shatter decision to close the Garda Station in Stepaside.Around 1,500 people took part in an official protest. This protest was supported by local independent TD Shane Ross and Labour Councillor Lettie McCarthy – both highly supportive of on-going activities in Leopardstown Heights. Locals formed a human chain around the station, while a minute’s silence was also held at the start of the demonstration in memory of Det Garda Adrian Donohoe, who was killed in the line of duty last month.

Finally in spite of  much opposition on March 18th 2013 Stepaside Garda Station was officially closed and the Garda functions transferred to Dundrum and Blackrock.

 

Luas:

Having the Luas close by is a huge advantage to all of us. There is no parking for commuters in the estate and this is closely monitored by our local mobile Garda unit and residents. Double Yellow Lines have been put down near the entrance at the Park (closest to the Luas) to prevent illegal parking , also a Park ‘n’ Ride facility for 75 cars has opened  close by.

 

Murphystown Paralell Road

The old Murphystown road is now a Cul de Sac and there is no exit here to the main estate entrance. Double yellow lines are now in place so that all day parking for the Luas is avoided.

 

Estate Entrances

Mount  Eagle Lawn:

The entrance at the Lawn is almost complete following the construction of Murphystown Way.  This completion includes a new entrance framed by granite piers with the name of the estate. Further landscaping of this frontage area and throughout the estate is planned for 2013/2014.

 

Mount  Eagle Park

The entrance at The Park is now defined by a large boulder with our estate name on it.  Further landscaping at “the Mound” has been carried out at this entrance. These works are as a result of close and successful relationships between the Council, the contractors and LHRA committee.

 

Mount  Eagle Way

Improvements to the entrance at The Way are included in overall plans for the estate.

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Estate Entrance Mt Eagle Way

2013 Update & Done.   At the entrance to The Park, the boundary is now  defined by a large boulder with our estate name on it.  Further landscaping has  been  carried out at the corner of The Park, which  gives the estate a more enhanced entrance.   All these works are as a result of close and successful relationships between the Council, the contractors,  and the Residents Association.

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Environmental Impacts: Communications

Looking to the future, we are implementing the compilation of email addresses in order to communicate more successfully with our residents, resulting in less dependence on paper usage. Please supply your email address to your residents association committee member.

2013 Update Done. Our facebook site now has 215 fans and is proving an invaluable communication tool. Mobile numbers and email addresses have been collected with household details on annual subscription forms in order to fasttrack improved communications with householders and residents via web texts, etc.  We have also purchased banners to advertise our many social events.

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Greener Communications

Looking to the future, the email addresses and mobile numbers of all willing residents are being collected. Communicating on estate matters in this manner coupled with event notification banners, this website and Face Book will assist to reduce our carbon footprint and dependency on flyer drops and to communicate more successfully with our residents.  Please supply your email address to your resident’s association committee member or  email :- info@lhra.info

 

Green Developments:

A larger estate wide landscaping project is planned for 2013/2014. If you would like to be involved please contact your committee member or  email :- info@lhra.info