Monthly Archive for September, 2010

O’Gorman welcomes Council commitment to look again at double yellow lines for Ashleigh estate



Green Party Dublin West representative, Roderic O’Gorman has welcomed the commitment by Fingal County Council to look again at the possibility of placing double yellow lines at the entrance to Ashleigh estate in Castleknock.

“Over the summer I was contacted by resident of Ashleigh estate who were concerned about dangerous double parking along the entrance road which was causing significant difficulties for accessing their estate”.

“The Council had previously examined the area in conjunction with the Gardai and it had been decided not to proceed with double yellow lines. However, as a result of my representations, the Council has agreed to examine the situation with the Gardai again”.

“I am delighted that the Council is prepared to reconsider its position on this matter. The recent experience of Woodpark estate in Blanchardstown shows how the use of double yellow lines at the entrance to estates can significantly improve access and safety for residents”, stated Roderic O’Gorman.


Fingal CC response re: double yellow lines for Ashleigh estate

Residents must be consulted about night-time road works – O’Gorman


Green Party Dublin West representative, Roderic O’Gorman has called on Fingal County Council to clarify the situations in which it will undertaken road maintenance at night in residential areas

“I was recently contacted by a resident in Castleknock, about road-resurfacing works that was taking place on his road between 8:00PM and 6:00 AM. The resident was particularly concerned about the level of notice given before the work began. While a leaflet was circulated a number of days beforehand, this gave the incorrect times for the roadwork’s and it was only the day before they commenced that a second leaflet was circulated to residents, indicating the correct times”, stated Roderic O’Gorman.

“I fully understand that the Council has to engage in a balancing acting when undertaking roadwork’s, between doing them during the day and causing traffic disruption, and doing them at night and disturbing peoples sleep. However, when work is undertaken during the night on residential roads, it is almost certainly going to cause considerable disturbance”.

“I’m calling on Fingal County Council to set out clearly the circumstances in which they will opt to undertake roadwork’s during the night, as opposed to during the day, on residential roads. Further, I am calling on the Council to ensure that when it does opt to undertake work during the night, residents are given adequate notice of this fact”, concluded Roderic O’Gorman.