Thoughts on my meeting with the Director of Transport regarding my traffic survey concerns.

Thank you for giving the issue your due attention and for allocating resources speedily and with a short deadline to report back to you; acknowledging and accepting promptly the error in the Suncroft Traffic Survey. Just a gentle reminder to forward me the calculation of the 315 daily average in the Great Connell traffic survey. […]

Letter to Editor – what can be done about rates

Dear Editor Rates Increases The recent rates certificates sent by the Valuation Office to local businesses has caused understandable distress and anger. Some businesses have received rateable valuations that will result, in some cases in 11 fold increases in their overall commercial rates ( Valuation Office’s rateable value x The Council’s Annual Rate Value ). […]

Can the council help counter the reduction in incomes and possible business closures by asking the Local Enterprise Office to investigate the potential for a Business Improvement District

My second question at April’s MD meeting ‘ In light of looming rates increases for many local businesses can the council help counter the reduction in incomes and possible business closures by asking the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) to investigate the potential for a Business Improvement District (BID), or similar initiative, in conjunction with the […]

Council review their report of the most recent traffic survey completed in Suncroft

One of my questions at April’s MD meeting was ‘Can the council review their report of the most recent traffic survey completed in Suncroft village (with consideration given to material provided)? Here is the report: This issue has been referred to the Technical Assessment and Advisory Group (TAAG) for prioritisation within the municipal district – […]

Council explain why additional infrastructure is being added to ESB poles in Newbridge

My first motion at April’s MD meeting ‘That the council explain why additional infrastructure is being added to ESB poles in Newbridge, especially in light of the decabling policy contained within both the Town Development Plan and the councils’ policy on public lighting. Here is the report: The additional infrastructure relates to the rollout of […]

Public Consultation on the National Clean Air Strategy

​The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) is developing a national Clean Air Strategy with the aim of promoting clean air policies to enhance and protect the quality of the air we breathe. The Clean Air Strategy will provide the strategic policy framework necessary to identify and promote the integrated measures across government […]

As an exemplar of best practice that the council do a check on lobbying i.e that person/s lobbying for re-zoning of land are registered lobbyist/s

At March’s full council meeting my motion was ; ‘ As an exemplar of best practice that the council do a simple check on lobbying i.e that person/s lobbying for re-zoning of land are registered lobbyist/s as required by law and that where the person/s lobbying the council are not registered that a) it raises […]