Newsletter June 2011
We hope that this newsletter keeps you updated regarding the latest developments within our Estate. Should you wish to obtain more information, contribute items for the next newsletter or provide feedback, please contact a Committee Member, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website www.prospectmanor.net
2011 Fun Day
Date: Sunday 3rd July 2pm – 5pm
Where: Main Green at Estate entrance
What: Face painter/balloon maker, Bouncy castles & refreshments
Who: Children of Residents within the estate are welcome, although parents will have to attend
Supervisors: As part of the insurance cover for the day we require a supervisor for each bouncy castle. We will operate 20-30 minute shifts and failure to obtain sufficient volunteers will force us to close down some of the rides. Please confirm you can assist by submitting your name on the day at the Registration Desk.
Again anyone who can assist with supply/donation of drinks, sweets & other such suitable items relevant to the Fun Day please notify one of the committee members
The Association have upgraded the Prospect Manor website. The new site is a totally new design with lots of useful information. Our thanks to Neil and Derek who look after the maintenance of the website. Please visit the site and post your comments. We need your feedback!!
Sign up for email updates.
We would like to encourage residents to provide us with your email addresses. This will enable the PMRA to provide residents with more regular updates of local news and events. There is now a simple link on the website to facilitate this. We will then be able to provide you with instant notification of news that we get from the Council.
Annual Subscription Draw
Thanks to all Residents that paid their 2011 Annual Subscription of €50. As usual we had an excellent response. This year we held a draw for those paid up early. Shauna Buckingham (who stared in the All Ireland Tallent Show) pulled the winning ticket and one lucky householder in the Court received their €50 back. This may be you next year!!!
SDCC Tidy Estates Competition
Prospect Manor has entered the SDCC Tidy Estates competition. We last won an award in 2006 and encourage all residents to become active in maintaining areas around your houses. We have removed graffiti from walls within the estate and increased the level of landscaping. Remember, in the current economic climate this all helps increase the value of your house!!
Change to Local Bus Service.
Dublin Bus are carrying out a complete review of all their services. This review is called Network Direct. Their stated objective is to ‘rationalise’ and ‘streamline’ services on all routes. Clusters of adjacent routes are being reviewed separately and where clusters have already been examined it has resulted in reduced timetables, altered routes, and in some cases, the complete withdrawal of particular routes. All of this is happening in the context of falling demand for buses due to unemployment and the reduced government subsidy to support bus services. It is also expected that the taxpayer will no longer be able to continue even the current reduced subsidy. Some of the services under review include 15, 15A, 74, 74A. Please contact your Councillors & Dublin Bus to highlight the need to maintain the current bus service before it is too late.
Public Order Incidents on Local Bus.
Dublin Bus has highlighted an increased number of public order incidents by teenagers in the Knocklyon area. Although this didn’t occur on Stocking Lane we would ask parents to check if their children are aware of any incidents and report these to the Community Garda in Rathfarnham station.
The PMRA have had communications from a number of residents in the estate re bullying being conducted in the estate amongst what is believed to be 9 to 12 yr olds. Do you know what your child is getting up to whilst out of the house? Perhaps you could have a word with your child to explain the harm caused by bullying.
Bullying among young children is not uncommon. When groups of young children get together regularly, patterns of hurtful behaviour can emerge. Children make mean faces, say threatening things, grab objects, push others aside, falsely accuse or refuse to play with others. These behaviours are precursors to verbal, physical or indirect bullying — although they are not always recognized as such. Bullying can have a very serious detrimental effect on the character of the person bullied.
We felt we you would want to be made aware of this issue, so that you can take the opportunity to discuss the matter with your children, incase they have experienced bullying.
Unfortunately we need to highlight the need to secure your personal belongings. Although the level of incidents within the estate are low, crime in the Knocklyon & Ballyboden area is on the increase. A number of bikes and children’s scooters were recently stolen from gardens within the estate. Secure your property and don’t leave valuables in your car at night time.
Again we would like to highlight the need for care when driving within the estate. The local community Garda is aware of this issue and will monitor the situation. Parents please highlight to your children the need to be very careful, as we even had an incident with an Ice Cream van speeding within the estate.
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