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I would love to win one of these boxes. I feed “my” birds all the time, but have only had 2 birds nesting., one a blackbird, and the other the tiny blue tit. I did have a visit from a squirrel though a few years ago. Now because I can no longer do heavy gardening, my garden is of necessity easy maintenance with no more bushes etc. A nice new home of the Mens Shed Variety Bird box might entice them to nest!!!
I admire the work the Men’s Shed do, they are to be congratulated for their work and generosity of spirit.

They are beautiful and they would look amazing in my garden :)

We would love this opportunity to acquire a nest box as our 3 boys live feeding & watching the birds all year round!

Fingers crossed here in the hope of winning one of these fabulous nest boxes!

If love to win this nest box. We’ve just moved to Portmarnock and our garden is looking very bare with no birdies at all.
We will be getting the gardening gloves on over Easter so this nest box would have pride of place.

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PCA News

Footpath and Cycleway from Portmarnock to Baldoyle

Fingal County Council have lodged an application for the construction of a footpath and cycleway between Portmarnock and Baldoyle with An Bord Pleanala. We have been waiting for this development for over 40 years. It is very important that all our needs are included. Submissions and observations must be made to An Bord Pleanala by the 23rd March. You can view the applications maps and documents at http://consult.fingal.ie. Click on the browse button and scroll until you see the application. This will be especially important for many residents of St. Marnock’s Bay as it should be the cycle and pedestrian access of choice to the centre of the village. It will also probably be one of the main access routes for children going to the schools in Portmarnock from that area.
The next objective must now be to have a cycle connection from the village to the new cycleway so that residents can consider cycling to work or for leisure in the future.

Portmarnock Primary Care Centre 

I visited the newly opened centre in early February.  It is very impressive and a great addition to the services available here. One of the staff kindly typed out the essential information for inclusion here.
Tel.No. 01 – 9213601 Opening Hours 9.00 am – 5.00pm (closed for lunch 1.00 – 2.00pm)            
Walk in Clinic: 9.30am – 10.30am Monday, Wednesday, Friday – for dressings, B12 injections
Services; Speech and Language Public Health Nurse(Elderly)  Public Health Nurse(Babies)  Physiotherapist  Psychology
They also have very good toilets at reception for those of you who need the facility at short notice!

Dunnes Stores
Now that we have a brand new LIDL store here Dunnes Stores will not be far behind in upgrading their store on Wendell Avenue. They are taking all the shop units into the main store and constructing a new unit for the pharmacy. They will be including high quality meat and artisan cheese counters in the new shop. They expect that work will commence in mid March and be completed in the Autumn. It will be business as usual during the renovation works.

Dublin Airport
The Taoiseach recently announced that the second airport runway will be included in the programme of capital works. Metro North, the new rail connection from Swords to the city centre is also included. It is hoped that the rail connection will further reduce the percentage of passengers accessing the airport by car. It may reduce the percentage of passengers using cars but as the numbers using the airport continues to climb it is unlikely that we will see anything but an increase in actual car traffic on both the M50 and local roads. 

 Local road upgrades have to be prioritised.

The Minister for Transport, Shane Ross announced that he intends appointing Fingal County Council as the Independent Noise Monitoring Authority for Dublin Airport. Fingal County Council receive 20% of their rates income for the Dublin Airport Authority. How can Fingal be deemed independent if they are beholden to the DAA for a huge chunk of their income ?. In 2006 Fingal granted permission for the second runway with no restrictions on night flights. Fortunately An Bord Pleanala saved us by restricting the number of night flights in their granting of permission following an appeal by UPROAR(residents). Fingal is neither competent to make a decision as shown by their previous decision nor independent of the Dublin Airport Authority. We will be consulting our legal representatives.

PAC Hall 

The AGM of the action committee of the PAC Hall which took place on 24th January was well attended. Some new members have joined the committee. Public liability insurance has been obtained for the building which is a great move forward. Title to the site is still being pursued and will hopefully be in place at some stage in 2019. Well done to the committee for obtaining a grant of €5,000 from the DAA Community Fund to undertake some essential maintenance on the electricity supply and plumbing.
It was obvious from talking to people that there will be more than enough demand from sport and cultural groups to ensure that the hall will be well used as soon as the upgrading is completed.

Beach Cleaning  

The first session will take place on Saturday 14thApril. We meet at the kiosk at 10.00am. Coffee and scones afterwards courtesy of the Portmarnock Hotel. No experience required. Litter pickers, bags and hi vis jackets supplied. 

Lawn Maintenance 

Now is the time to apply a light fertiliser dressing to your lawn. Use a fertiliser that has iron sulphate included which will remove moss. If you want a weed free lawn you can use a “weed and feed” product which includes a selective weedkiller to control the weeds and a fertiliser that will encourage the grass to fill in the gaps left by the dead weeds

Pat Suttle
087 2486287

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