"I fully endorse your integrity and commitment to help society as a whole."
Louise Bayliss
" A representative who is passionate about change. You're that person!"
Sabrina Ferris
"A person of integrity in public office."
Jim Jackman (Former President of the National Parents Council PP)
"Working for the people!. Fighting for the people's rights!"
Lorraine O' Brien
"He has inspired many people first hand and nothing ever seems to stop him promoting fairness and equality!"
Shonach Hanaphy
"It is a breath of fresh air to have a man such as yourself represent the forgotten public. With your years of first hand experiences, kindness and your courage to ask the right questions to the right people."
Margaret Kerslake
"A great advocate for the people of Clondalkin."
Maria Mc Grath
"Work for the people and the people will work for you !!"
Terri O Toole
"You do great work"
Jane Marie Conlon
"Think you are a great independent voice for the people in Clondalkin."
Ann Reynolds
" A real difference in Clondalkin, He is a real genuine campaigner wanting to help & serve within his community"
Geoff & Emma keegan
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Clondalkin Village centre boasts the oldest and most entact round tower in Ireland that has survived for over a 1000 years. The Round Tower, Clondalkin – Bru Chrónáin. One Tower, 1,000 years of stories. Featuring an interpretative centre, café, gardens, and shop, located in the heart of Clondalkin village.

Cllr Timmons says ‘’ Visit our rich culture and heritage and our own village that has such a long and interesting history, Clondalkin is believed to have been founded by Saint Cronan Mochua as a monastic settlement on the River Camac over 1,400 years ago, We recently have a Tower Heritage centre which showcases our wonderful village and the People that have made it the town it is.’’

The Round Tower, Clondalkin has stood witness to over 1,200 years of social and cultural development of the village, from monastic to modern, Viking to Victorian. The restored Mill Cottages are home to 8 rooms in which these stories unfold through sight, sound and stunning visuals. Visit the Happy Pear café on site and enjoy a coffee and food in the terraced garden. Entrance to the Heritage centre is free and it open 8am to 8pm every day.

Cllr Timmons says ‘’Clondalkin is a great place to visit with free admission into Bru Chrónáin and after you enjoy a visit there and have some healthy food in the Happy Pear , than pick up a map at reception desk and tour some of the beautiful buildings and sites Clondalkin has to offer.’’

Places of interest include St John Church across the road from the tower that opened in 1789 and the beautiful Church of Ireland houses were built in 1879, the school house was built in 1870 , the round towers GAA founded in 1884 , Clondalkin Church 1862 , the presentation convent 1857 , St Brigid’s well , Aras Chronan 1826 , Clondalkin Library 1912 , Tully’s Castle , Mount St Joseph’s Graveyard started in 1813 , the Grand Canal , Corkagh Park , 1916 Garden , Enjoy time out in Nicos Café , East Coast Café or one of the many local Public Houses.

Cllr Timmons says ‘’ Clondalkin provides the ideal day out for all the family , Bru Chrónáin provides a focal point for the village that showcases the Tower and delves into a rich and vibrant history of the area.’’

 

 

Environment, Water & Climate Change Department

ANTI-LITTER AND ANTI-GRAFFITI AWARENESS GRANT SCHEME 2017
South Dublin County Council is now accepting applications for funding of projects which qualify as Anti-Litter and Anti-Graffiti Awareness Initiatives. Anti-Litter and Anti-Graffiti Awareness Initiatives should seek to promote public awareness and education in relation to litter and/or graffiti. This Grant Scheme has a particular focus on voluntary initiatives by community and environmental groups, and on involving schools and young people in anti-litter and anti-graffiti awareness actions.

ONLY APPLICATIONS WITH EDUCATION & AWARENESS DIMENSIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR FUNDING.
How to Apply
Further information and an application form can be obtained online at www.sdcc.ie  or from the Environmental Awareness Section, South Dublin County Council, County Hall, Town Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24.
Phone 01 4149000, email: envawareness@sdublincoco.ie

Applications must be made to South Dublin County Council no later than 5pm, Thursday 29th June 2017.

Late applications will not be accepted.
Web: www.sdcc.ie

There are currently a number of funding opportunities that may be relevant to you ? T

these are the Community Facilities Scheme <http://www.sdcppn.ie/cfs/>

and the Local Agenda 21 Fund<http://www.sdublincoco.ie/index.aspx?pageid=939&pid=37320>.

South Dublin County Council are now accepting applications for the 2017 Anti Litter & Anti Graffiti Awareness Grant.

 

I Have written to the county manager on behalf of Clondalkin Tidy Towns and the people of Clondalkin to express anger and disappointment at yet another attack on a piece of Clondalkin Heritage ,

 

Cllr Timmons said ‘’I am aware that this land is not in Council ownership but I have asked that you as County Manager intervene and ensure that Kealand Homes secure the site at Mount St Joseph. I have had 4 motions and a question down about Mount St Joseph it is of huge importance to many people in Clondalkin that this site is preserved and maintained for future generations. ‘’

 

Cllr Timmons ‘’I has asked in a motion last December that Kealand homes be asked to  Investigate the heightening of wall of Graveyard but this didn’t happen. Last night (Tuesday 6th) further Graffiti , damage to the wall and waste including a bag that says Hazardous waste where discovered at the site.  I have asked that SDCC Please respond as a matter of urgency. ‘’

Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance Scheme 2017
When will the BSCFA be paid to parents?

The Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance Scheme will be paid out on  week ending 14th July 2017

If I got the BSCFA last year do I need to reapply again this year?

Previous applicants do not have to reapply and letters will issue to them within the NEXT TWO WEEKS.

What will I do if I don’t get a notification?
If you don’t get a letter you need to make a written application. The Application Form will be available from
FRIDAY JUNE 16th

Where Do I get an application form? 

All Department Offices
You send a text Form BTSCFA followed by your name and address to 51909
Email to BSCFA@welfare.ie
LoCAll 1890662244
Website: www.welfare.ie

Fairtrade is an alternative approach to conventional trade and is based on a partnership between some of the most disadvantaged farmers and workers in the developing world and the people who buy their products.

Clondalkin is a Fairtrade Town We are now Looking to make as many businesses as possible use some Fairtrade products.

Cllr Timmons says ”Many already sell Fairtrade items like Lydls and Aldis and Tescos.  I would like to see more use Fairtrade Items , I have done up a Fairtrade folder which has information on how to become a Fairtrade workplace and anyone interested please contact me and I will go through whats involved.”

Cllr Timmons says ”With Fairtrade we can help people by using products we need and use every day but by choosing Fairtrade we are making a choice to help some of the most disadvantaged farmers and workers and ensuring they get fairer pay.”

Cllr Timmons (Chair and Founder) says a MASSIVE thanks to everyone who took part in the Clondalkin St Patrick’s Day parade. It was a wonderful display of community pride and spirit. Often Clondalkin is in the news for the wrong reasons, but this event is a great example to showcase the best of Clondalkin. It truly showed what Clondalkin has to offer What a great community we have.
Despite the weather, crowds turned out in their thousands to celebrate Patrick’s day in the village centre. We had 34 great entries made up of local groups and businesses. With the Emerald Garrison, Boom Variety Dance school, vintage cars, Scouts to name a few there was something for everyone.
I would like to also say a huge thank you to all the volunteers and helpers from i-vol, clondalkin tidy towns, clondalkin men’s shed and others. Special thanks to Jamie Reddin our deputy chief steward who helped Darren to organise the floats and helped to move the groups out in order. I want to personally thank the committee that put in so much commitment – Darren Lamont, Patrick O Sullivan, Jean Brotlebank, Joan Rafferty and Clare Morgan.
Our Grand Marshal this year was Colm Gavin who acted as one of our judges with guests Mae Quade (Active Retirement) Joe Mannion ( Clondalkin Chamber of Commerce) Mary Dardis (Clondalkin Tidy Towns) Live music on stage was provided by Curtis Walsh and local talented young violinists Aoife and her friend Hannah
We are grateful and appreciative of the support of so many local businesses who provided funding and assistance. Many of whom have already committed to supporting us again in the 2018 parade. Because of their support we managed to reduce our need for council funding by 40% this year which means more money available for other community projects The committee is already planning next year’s parade Well done Clondalkin Abu!

 

Glad to see my motions are paying of and SDCC are beginning to look at St. Cuthbert’s Park its a great local facility that unfortunately has a few issues these can and will be sorted and the facility can and will be enjoyed by all the community in a safe manner.

Connecting you to Housing, Social &Community Development
Councillor Francis Timmons
16 Cherrywood Villas
Clondalkin
Dublin 22
11/01/2017
Your Ref: Your Reference:
Members Reps. ID: 1226635
Dear Councillor Timmons,

I refer to representation received on 25/10/2016 in relation to Anti Social.The council is particularly cognisant of the many issues pertaining to St. Cuthbert’s Park and is currently planning to establish a high level steering group.

The group will comprise of a number stakeholders from within South Dublin County Council and it is anticipated that it will also include representatives from An Garda Siochana and the South West Community Forum, with an objective of developing a strategic plan to address the short, medium and long term issues in St. Cuthbert’s Park.

In addition, in relation to the specific issue of scramblers, South Dublin County Council, in association with An Garda Síochána and Motorcycling Ireland, has launched an awareness campaign about the correct use of quads bikes and scramblers. Full details are available on our website www.sdcc.ie. The Council’s Anti -Social Unit are liasing with the Gardaí on the issues of scramblers and quads in this area as it is primarily an issue for the Guards. If these persons can be identified the matter can be progressed further.

Yours Sincerely
Gerry Fitzgibbon
Administrative Officer

I along with 21 others voted to honour a commitment that was given to the residents of St Patricks to Have 1a St Patricks put up for sale on the open market, This commitment stated that there was a clear understanding at the approval of the Part 8 in 2006 on the part of the then elected members, the executive and the residents that the house would be sold on the open market. (This commitment was also in writing from Former Tánaiste and TD Mary Harney and former Mayor and Counsellor Therese Ridge).  15 Counsellors voted differently which is their choice.

I am the founder of Clondalkin Helping Homeless which has since 2014 and continues to provide a much needed service to the homeless and vulnerable in clondalkin and surrounding areas. I have and will still advocate and fight for the homeless and will continue to do so. I am a strong proponent of a hostel in our area and a staunch opponent of the of the direct provision system. My decision was not a vote against housing the homeless but I strongly feel when the council gives commitments to local areas, those commitments should be honoured unless there is agreement between the council and the affected location to change that commitment.

I remain strongly convinced that the house should never of been built in the first place and that it was a dreadful waste of taxpayers money from day one. Hopefully some of the wasted Taxpayers money can be recouped from the sale of the house and from the taxes that the owner will pay.

As a matter of Clarity the house was not built specially to house someone with medical needs and for the family that was been talked about they would have to have moved from the housing they are in. The house in St Patricks would have needed considerable additional work to provide a downstairs bathroom and bedroom to meet there needs. I was also made aware that a bungalow was what would meet there specific needs.

 

A lot of people have been in touch with me re Transfer of Tenancy. I would urge people concerned to get there agreement checked.

 

In the event of death in the case of joint tenancy, succession tenancy may be allowed to the surviving tenant or tenants.

Where the tenant(s) has died, the dwelling may be granted to the next member of the family, provided that the person has continued to reside in the house as their normal place of residence and has been assessed for rent purposes for a minimum of two years up to and including the time of bereavement.

Where there are two or more surviving members of the family who meeting the criteria above, a joint tenancy may be granted by the Council.

Under some circumstances where succession is being considered, the housing authority may require the family member to move to another property if it considers the property to be too large or the property has been designed or adapted for the use of someone with a disability who no longer resides in the property.

No succession to the tenancy will be considered where the property has been designated as an Older Persons Dwelling (and where the person applying for succession is not an elderly person).