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:...

County Biodiversity Plan

Full Council: 31 May 2021 Motion: That the council provides an update on progress and a timeline for publication of the new Kildare Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan. Report: The Heritage Office intends to commence the preparation of the County Biodiversity Plan...

Pilot Youth Participation Forum

Municipal District: 21 May 2021  Question: Can the council advise what is the current status of the project for establishing a pilot youth participation forum in Celbridge? Report: Please see reply attached from INSYNC. Discussion and outcome: Councillor Liston...

Low-Smoke Zones

Municipal District: 21 May 2021 Question: Can the council advise how it currently informs the public and raises awareness regarding the regulations regarding restrictions on burning of smoky coal and other prohibited fuel in the municipal district's Low Smoke Zones?...

Equality impact assessments

Full council:  29 March 2021  Councillor Vanessa Liston: That the council implement an equality impact assessment process as part of the development stages of all council plans and policies.  Report: Subject to the members approval, the Council is...

County Biodiversity Plan

Full Council: 31 May 2021 Motion: That the council provides an update on progress and a timeline for publication of the new Kildare Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan. Report: The Heritage Office intends to commence the preparation of the County Biodiversity Plan...