Saturday 19 October 2019

Community Council AGM

John Manning

Donabate Portrane Community Council has called on residents in the area to attend its annual general meeting which will take place early next month.

The AGM will take place in Keelings, Donabate, on Thursday, April 4.

The community council aims to be a strong voice for the area.

It is seeking members to join it, particularly if they have expertise in areas that could help strengthen the organisation.

People with experience in finance and/or fund-raising, environmental issues, engineering, planning, IT, and dendrology have been encouraged to step forward to join the community council.

A spokesperson for the community council said: 'The community council is a fully constituted body. It is an independent group with no political affiliations. It is formally recognised by Fingal County Council. It has been in existence for decades.

'Its focus is on the chronic infrastructural deficits on the peninsula.

'There is also an emphasis on the safety of children, as they have to go and come from school while large numbers of 12-wheel vehicles pass them, due to heightened construction activity in Donabate.

'Other priorities include ensuring there are sufficient primary school places for the fast-expanding population, and that the promised road improvements are delivered on.'

There are 25 places on the committee of the community council.

Donabate Portrane Community Council represents the interests of all the residents of the peninsula.

A community council spokesperson said the organisation wants to 'give everybody an opportunity to become involved in turning the community into a better place'.

The community council will also seek to 'Identify opportunities for enhancing the area, monitor threats and inform the community and support local clubs and voluntary groups.'

The Donabate Tidy Towns Committee and the Christmas Lights Committee, among others, are all subcommittees of the community council.

Fingal Independent