Letter to Sallins Residents February 2019
Issued : Friday 15 February, 2019
Dear Resident February 2019
Local Elections take place in May 2019 and I will be a candidate. I look forward to meeting you before then to hear your concerns and to outline my priorities if elected to Kildare County Council. Beidh mé ar ais chugat.
Community Amenities: KCC have declined to appoint consultants to oversee the public consultation on the Sallins Community Park and draft a masterplan for the 33 acres, citing excessive cost of tenders received. They have re-advertised for tenders. According to local councillors this could delay the process a further nine months. This is unacceptable. As Chairperson of Sallins Community Council (SCC) I will do my utmost to resolve this issue. We made progress as a community in 2015-16 when we worked together to get the 33 acres, we have made some progress on the road safety issue and are continuing that work, and we will have to work together to pressure KCC into action on this issue.I will arrange a Public Meeting on this issue soon.
N7 and Sallins Bypass: In a recent press release Kildare County Council stated that they expect the N7 road widening works to be completed by April 2019 and the Sallins Bypass works to be completed by October 2019. I am doubtful of the October target and believe February/March 2020 is more realistic.
As Chairperson of Sallins Community Council I submitted a detailed submission supporting the provision of a Greenway through Sallins. I would like to thank my co-workers on SCC for their painstaking work in lobbying for the Greenway since 2013. This is a very exciting project that will provide leisure facilities and tourism employment for Sallins.
KCC’s Taking in Charge policy is currently being updated and is at draft stage. A list of estates that are to be taken in charge for the first six months of 2019 will be presented to each of the Council district meetings, including Naas, in the coming weeks.
Joseph Flanagan has been granted permission for the partial demolition of the building beside Flanagan’s Mill (retaining the front wall / elevation). The extended building will comprise of an enlarged bookmaker’s office on the ground floor with a two bedroom apartment on the first floor.
The derelict Naas Shopping Centre will be put up for sale in the coming months.