Royal Canal Park Community Association

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Phoenix Park Concerts given the green light
Festival Republic, on behalf of MCD, were granted a public licence by Dublin City Council to hold concerts in the Phoenix Park on 10th, 13th and 14th July 2013.  Concert organisers Festival Republic have issued a letter to local residents' groups giving details about the concerts including parking and road restrictions, gate closures, and planned measures with regard to safety and security, anti-social behaviour, litter and noise. It also gives details of a Residents Hotline number which will be in operation from 9am until 12 midnight on the day of each event.  Read this letter in full here (the 3rd document listed). 

Community Spring Clean-up
Rathborne and Royal Canal Park Community Associations are organising a community spring clean-up and tree planting day on Saturday 27th April between 10am and 1pm. 
The clean-up will focus on areas not covered by the management companies, such as the area between Royal Canal Park and Rathborne, the canal tow-path between 8th and 10th lock and the playground.  Meet at the entrance to Crescent Park on Royal Canal Avenue at 9.45am for registration. If you can make it please email rca.events@rathborne.info in advance.

Annual General Meetings in April
The 7th AGM of Royal Canal Park Community Association will take place on Thursday 18th April 2013 at 7.30pm.  It will be held in the community hall in the River Centre at Rathborne (beside Spar and Wags dry cleaners).  Note that all residents are welcome to attend and not just owner occupiers.

The AGM of Kingfisher Ltd., the Mangement Company for RCP, will take place on Tuesday 30th April 2013, at 7.30pm.  It will be held in the community hall in the River Centre, as described above. 

Concerts in the Phoenix Park
Royal Canal Park Community Association made a submission to Dublin City Council Planning department regarding the proposed holding of concerts in the Phoenix Park in July 2013.  You can read this submission here.

Spring Community Newsletter!
To see a copy of our latest community newsletter, as well as past issues, click here.

What's on in Cabra Library
Cabra Library have a host of events on this February from exhibitions and book clubs to creative writing, scrabble club and origami!  For full details about what's on this month click here

Community Christmas Carols
Join us for Christmas carols, mince pies, mulled wine and the lighting of the community Christmas tree on Thursday 6th December at 7.30pm.  There'll also be goodies and soft drinks for the kids.  We'll gather at the cemented area opposite Centra, so wrap up warm and we hope to see you there! Our thanks to Roger Harford in Centra, our Pastoral Worker Kevin Mullally and Blanchardstown Folk Group.

Ashtown-Pelletstown LAP Update
Dublin City Council have prepared a Manager's Report which summarises the issues raised by local residents, businesses and other relevant stakeholders during the Issu
es Paper phase of the Pelletstown Local Area Plan.  One of the issues raised by residents is that the name Pelletstown is not widely used and it was submitted that the name Ashtown be included in the title of the LAP (hence the new title above).  A number of issues are outlined in the report including transport, parking, schools, undeveloped lands and sport & recreational facilities.  To read this report in full click here.

Pelletstown Local Area Plan
Dublin City Council are preparing a Local Area Plan (known as an "LAP") for the Pelletstown area, which includes Royal Canal Park, Rathborne and The Village. Royal Canal Park Community Association and Rathborne Community Association made a joint submission to DCC on 10th August 2012. This document includes important considerations for the future of the area including the provision of schools, sports and recreational facilities, unfinished infrastructure, housing density and transport. To read this document in full click here.

RCP Community Barbecue
We held our 5th annual community BBQ on Saturday 11th August 2012. Adults mingled in the sunshine and enjoyed some barbecue snacks while a record number of children enjoyed the games and face painting in the Kiddies Corner! Our thanks to our sponsors Centra, Flynn's Fresh Veg, Bombay Pantry, B Beautiful and Dublin City Council.  Thanks also to Sam who made his special "Centra" spongbob piñata, to Tomas who donated cakes and to everyone who brought along a dish or dessert to share.  We look forward to seeing you at the next event!


Canal Spring Fair
Rathborne Community Association and Royal Canal Park 
Community Association organised a Canal Spring Fair on Saturday 28th April 2012, with music, entertainment and fun for all the family.  There was live music, boat trips along the canal, a puppet show, magician, face-painting, teddy bear's picnic, kids games and lots more! The event was organised in conjunction with Royal Canal Amenity Group and Inland Waterways Association of Ireland, with the support of Dublin City Council and St. Brigid's Parish Pastoral Office.  

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Last update 8th July 2013