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:...

Waste from public bins

Municipal District: 21 May 2021 Motion: That the council provide a report detailing the volumes of and types of waste from public bins in the Celbridge-Leixlip municipal district, how this waste is being processed and the cost, what it is being converted to (recycling...

Car Free Sunday in Celbridge

Municipal District: 21 May 2021 Motion: That the council works with local communities and businesses to provide at least one car free Sunday on Main Street in Celbridge from June-September in order to create a safe and welcoming community space for socialising,...

Funding for social housing

Full council: 26 April 2021 Motion: That with a view to maximising the amount of drawdown from the National Home Retrofit Scheme, the council outline the amount of funding it has secured for both social housing retrofitting and required staffing, and outline how many...

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?...