Burned out shelter at Coolmine Station
Those of you using Coolmine Station have probably seen the burned out shelter.
It is hugely disappointing to see that this sort of thing is still happening. The fire at the shelter has done significant damage and left a situation which is both dangerous and unsightly for commuters.
I’ve contacted Irish Rail to ask them to quickly repair this damage. Their maintenance department are working on the issue and hope to have it repaired in two weeks.
As you know I contacted the Garda Traffic Corps a few weeks ago about concerns residents have raised with me regarding speeding along the Carpenterstown Road. They referred the issue onto the Gardai in Blanchardstown.
Blanchardstown Garda Station have subsequently gotten back to me and they have committed to undertake checkpoints along the road.
Successful clean up. 20 bags of rubbish lifted.
I want to thank all the volunteers who helped out with the canal clean up on Saturday. We lifted 20 bags of rubbish, including a suitcase, two bicycle wheels and even a fire extinguisher. This is the 6th year in which they have picked litter from the stretch of the canal between the 12th Lock towards Coolmine.
Beer and soft drink cans remain a significant problem both in the ditches beside the canal towpath but also in the canal itself. Here, the pose a significant danger for wildlife, including the two cygnets that have been hatched by the swans nesting opposite Castleknock Train Station.
Another item we noticed significant amounts of this year was bagged dog dirt, thrown into the ditch. It seems bizarre that people go to the trouble of bagging their dog’s dirt, then just throwing it into the hedge.
The Royal Canal is a huge resource for Dublin 15. It’s vital that we all work to keep it in the best state possible.
The Dublin West Green Party will be holding our annual Royal Canal Clean Up this Saturday, 15th June.
We will be meeting at 1:30PM at Castleknock Train Station and cleaning around the station, down towards the 12th Lock and then towards Coolmine Station.
Hope to see you there.