Hollywood notes week March 11th


Hollywood Community Forum AGM

Hollywood Community Forum hosted their Annual General Meeting in the Hollywood Community Centre on Tuesday the 5th of March 2019.  The following officers were elected.

Chairperson: Kay Hogan.

Vice Chairperson: Mary O’Callaghan,

Secretary: Aideen Klauer (Assistant Ann Halpin)

Treasurers: Richard Burke, Claire Burke and Tommy Tutty

Public Relations Office: Ann Halpin

The Hollywood Community Forum expressed their appreciation to the outgoing Chairman Councillor Jim Ruttle for all his wonderful contribution in guiding tthe forum through its informative years.  Cllr Ruttle stated, he was delighted to have supported the forum, the associated groups and the people of Hollywood.

He also stated; the forum had an enormous amount of engagement with the County Council, Co Wicklow Partnership and Rural Recreation regarding the Hollywood Footpath, St Kevin’s Way, and the reduction of the speed limit on the N81. All of these projects are in an advanced stage of progress and the forum is very optimist regarding the outcomes.

Following on from the very positive feedback on The Hollywood Community Directory it was proposed it should be updated and reprinted later on in the year. The community of Hollywood has attracted a number of new families and business who would benefit from this directory. Notice will be publicized if you would like to be included in the directory.

The Forum is currently involved with the development of the St Kevin’s Way Trail. St Kevin’s Way is a unique pilgrim path which requires improvement and maintenance work to enhance the route to Glendalough. The Hollywood forum was teamed up with the Friends of St Kevin’s Way and the Co Wicklow Partnership rural recreation office Bryan Fennel to progress matters. We are delighted that Bryan’s application has been successful and work will commence this summer.

Hollywood Footpath and N81 update. Our application for the ‘Town and Village Renewal Grant’ was successful last year we received €29, 757.  The Forum submission focused on the need to link the footpath from the village to Daly’s garage/shop. This is an ongoing project at the moment.

Members of the Hollywood Community Forum attended the following meetings during the year: Public Participation Network, these meetings are designed to encourage groups to actively give their voice to the future planning in Wicklow, training in grant applications and networking with over 200 groups and organization in Wicklow. The Uplands Committee  AGM, The friends of the St. Kevin’s Way, Co Wicklow Tourism AGM, The Cultural Renewal Event, The Vision for Community Wellbeing Strategy, Joint Policing Committee,  Tackling Rural Crime Sub-committee and Wicklow County Council Meetings. When representing the community we tried to convey the views, needs and concerns noted in Hollywood.

The Forum has maintained a positive and constructive presence county wide. We are recognized as an umbrella group for the Hollywood community, this is based on our ethics and enthusiasm at these meeting to promote Hollywood.  We also have been contacted by several local and countywide groups over the year to support them in their project.

We are delighted to meet any group in Hollywood who might need guidance and assistance in seeking information, grants and filling out applications. We also have a printer which we will make available to any group wishing to print out applications etc free of charge.

The schedule of forum meetings will take place on a bi-monthly base. They will be held at 8pm in the Hollywood Community Centre on the second Monday of the month.  The schedule is as follows:

2019: May 13th, July 8th, Sept. 9th, Nov. 11th, Jan 13th  

2020: March 9th AGM. In the unlikely case where the second Monday is not possible the third Monday of the month will be used.

If you would like to contact the Hollywood Community Forum on any issue, concerns or suggestions you may do so at the following numbers and email addresses.

Hollywood Community Forum: hollywoodcommunityforum1@gmail.com

Aideen Klauer:         Mobile. 089 4415644      Email: Aideen.klauer@gmail.com

Ann Halpin:              Mobile. 087 6690222      Email: annhalpin@ymail.com

Kay Hogan:               Mobile. 087 6477578       Email: Kay.hogan100@gmail.com

Growing food in the Home and Garden

Patrick Hunt is a keen gardener living in West Wicklow. His next series of monthly talks on growing food for the home and garden in the Hollywood Centre.Tuesday 19th March from 8.00 – 9.30pm. Cost is €15 per talk. To book contact Patrick on 087 6982201 or email pats_hunts2002@yahoo.com


Sinead O’Brien Dance School

The Hip Hop Dance Classes are in The Hollywood Centre Fridays from 4.00 – 6.00pm. New Dancers are more than welcome, contact Sinead for Details on 087 2924559.


Hillbillies Football

Football is on every Monday night in the Hollywood Centre from 8.15 – to 9.15 pm. For further information contact Paul Clarke on 083 1522272.


Pilates Classes

Pilates classes take place on Tuesday mornings from 9.45 to 10.45 in the Hollywood Centre. 6 Week Course – €6O Limited Places.  Please contact Simone Crowley on 087- 6165072.


Acorn’s Pre School Hollywood

Acorn’s Pre School are in the Hollywood Centre every morning from 9.00 until 12.00 full and part time places are available. Contact Sonia and Jane on 087 4528855 to secure your place.


Hollywood GAA

Hollywood GAA Lotto Draw Results for the 7th March: The numbers drawn were 4, 11, 20, 21. There was no winner of the Jackpot. The sellers prize went to Kevin Traynor (261). The €50 winners were Kate Nolan (830), Barney Keogh(10), Adam Burke (707). The Lotto is now moving to a Wednesday Night for future draws. The next draw for a Jackpot of €9,000 will be held in Tutty’s Bar on Wednesday 20th March.  Please return all tickets by 7.30pm. Good luck to everyone and thank you to all sellers and buyers of tickets throughout the year. Your continued support is much appreciated. You can purchase lotto tickets locally from club members and local businesses and online at hollywoodgaa.com.

Only two weeks to our Style Social fundraiser on Sat 23rd March… it promises to be another super event & a great excuse for a ladies night out!! Tickets €20 are on sale from Gary Tutty, Eoin Burke, Lesley Tutty, Sandra Burke, Sue Wilson or through the Style Social – Ladies Night page.

Hollywood GAA Membership is now due. Payable to Mikey Healy, Kevin Murphy a committee member or online at hollywoodgaa.com.

Neighbourhood Alertness Important Notice

Care of The Elderly: Anyone over aged 65 and are in need of advice/obtaining a Phone Security System contact Marie 0851072356 This also applies to Smoke Alarms

Dark Evenings Fast approaching  be a “good neighbour and call regularly for a friendly chat and making sure everything is ok”. Thank You. You can call Garda Crime Unit in emergency 045/865202 or 999/112. Please be careful as to whom you allow into your home as there are Conmen and Women calling to houses in the locality. Be alert at all  times, if in doubt contact the Guards in Blessington 045 865202. Also it is important to look out for each other in our Neighbour Hoods and be vigilant at all times.


Birthday Parties

The Hollywood Centre is available for your child’s special day. We cater for all types of Birthday Parties.

So keep your house clean and book your party today. Call the Centre on 045 864979 for details.

Hollywood Bingo

Bingo takes place in the Hollywood Centre every Thursday night at 8.30pm.

We have two jackpots – €2,950 and €3,500 to play for each week.

Doctor ‘s Clinic

The Doctor’s Clinic  will be held on the first and third Thursday of each month from 9.30 -11.30am

Pranic Healing

Now available in the Hollywood Centre. Pranic Healing is a non- touch energy healing treatment. Feeling stressed and need to relax or need pain relief from aches and pains. If you would like to book an appointment or need more information please contact Margaret Keogh 087 9674570.

To book the Hollywood Centre, or place a notice here on www.wicklownews.net, in the district section of the Wicklow People or the Leinster Leader please contact the Centre on 045 864979 or Email: info@hollywoodcentre.ie . All notes MUST be in the Hollywood Centre before 11am on Friday for the following week.

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