Monday 20 November 2017

Brighten up bridge

THE council is looking at ways to brighten up the pedestrian overbridge at Drynam Road to the Pavilions in Swords and will consider providing public lighting in the area.

The issue was raised by Cllr Cian O'Callaghan (NP), who asked for public lighting at the bridge to ensure it is 'safe and secure for local residents to cross in the evenings, in particular for older people and people with visual impairments'.

The council's operations department told Cllr O'Callaghan: 'The location referred to in the question has been examined and the provision of lighting will be listed for consideration for supplementary lighting as part of any future minor works programmes.'


RUSH Community First Responders are currently looking for volunteers.

The idea of the group is to have local people trained and equipped to respond to 999 Cardiac emergencies using pagers and be able to take those vital first steps to saving a life until the ambulance arrives and the professionals take over. Full training is given. The group also run CPR courses only for those who might be interested. The next CFR course is on Sunday, April 20 from 2pm – 6pm. Please contact Claire at 087 2393264 if interested.


COUNCILLORS have approved the issuing of polling cards for the local elections in May, clearing the way for the elections that will elect 40 new councillors to Fingal County Council.

Elected councillors formally approved the issuing of polling cards at a meeting of the full council this month.


THE council has repeated its promise to re-line parking bays at The Rise in Malahide.

Cllr Anthony Lavin (FG) reminded the council's operations department of its previous commitment to carry out the work and the department responded, saying: 'This re-lining is scheduled to be completed when the lining contractor is next in the Malahide area.'

Fingal Independent

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