Issues

News, Updates and Resources

Here I report on some events and activities in which I have been involved that relate to an issue affecting our locality or County. Also are articles discussing specific topics or motions that have been raised at Council, as well as articles highlighting progress on plans, services or facilities.   Get in touch if you would like to meet, get involved with, or have comments on any of these issues. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section also or share for discussion on social media.

 

Community discussion with Minister Malcolm Noonan on Biodiversity & Heritage

Join our online Green Forum community meeting next Wednesday 3rd March at 7pm where we will be in discussion with Minister of State Malcolm Noonan on biodiversity and heritage in the context of county development plans. As our development plan consultation is open...

Submission to Open Space & Recreation strategy

I welcome the opportunity to provide feedback and suggestions as part of the Open Space and Recreation strategy public consultation. Previous strategy The current 2011 strategy states that An open space strategy enables a local authority to adopt an organised approach...

Dart+Maynooth Rail Project

On behalf of the Municipal District all Councillors made the following submission to the first phase of the consultation on expansion of the Dart service to Maynooth. Submission to Dart + Maynooth ConsultationFrom Celbridge-Leixlip Municipal District, Co. KildareDate:...

Dog warden in Castletown

Municipal District: 19 March 2021  Question: Can the council confirm how often there is a dog warden present in Castletown and are reports on their activities and any enforcement actions available?  Report: In County Kildare, dog control is operated by the...

Backweston – cycling connectivity

Municipal District: 19 March 2021  Motion – Councillor Vanessa Liston: That the council outlines its plans to develop safe cycling routes between the Leixlip Louisa and Hazelhatch railway stations to the Backweston Campus, in the context of the...

Pollinators – Public awareness campaign

Municipal District: 19 March 2021  Motion – Councillor Vanessa Liston: That the council run a public awareness campaign in the municipal district, promoting the benefit for pollinators of reduced grass cutting and avoiding herbicides, in print and...

Decision process concerning community services

Municipal District: 19 March 2021  Question: Can the council confirm what is the process it follows for making decisions around stopping a community service such as a school warden service, and engaging with impacted stakeholders?  Report: If a road crossing...

Dog warden in Castletown

Municipal District: 19 March 2021  Question: Can the council confirm how often there is a dog warden present in Castletown and are reports on their activities and any enforcement actions available?  Report: In County Kildare, dog control is operated by the...