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Greystones notes week June 8th

Please forward notices to Kathleen Kelleher,  2875327/087 2845465,

kk@KathleenKelleher.com.

Keep up to date with what is going on !!

Lots more Greystones information available from:

Paul Byrne at:  www.GreystonesGuide.ie

Many thanks to Paul for this week’s notices.

Also from www.Greystones.ie

Wicklow County Council|Government’s Restart Grant

Applications now open for direct grant aid to micro and small businesses.

Grant will help them with costs of re-opening and re-employing after COVID-19.

Applications are made through Wicklow County Council.

https://www.wicklow.ie/BusinessReStart

Bray Recycling Centre Revised Hours

Bray Recycling Centre is open with revised hours.

          Monday to Friday     10 am to 4 pm

          Saturday                 10 am to 2 pm

Please minimise visits to the centre and wait until you have a larger volume of waste.

Compressing the waste will help to minimise storage.

Please do not approach the staff and put materials into the bins themselves.

Staff will not be able to assist with carrying materials.

Nor take materials directly from the public.

Public entry may be stopped for a few minutes throughout the day to assist cleaning.

These hours will remain in place for the foreseeable future due to COVID-19.

Whale Theatre:  Poets Wall|My Place

Wonderful collection of My Place poems was submitted … about living in Greystones.

The project was supported by Whale Theatre Greystones.

And curated by Frances Browner,  poet,  writer and teacher.

The first 30 have been framed and are now on display along Theatre Lane.

And also along the blue wall at the former La Touche Hotel site on Trafalgar Road.

These are wonderful poems,  very evocative and very expressive.

They will give you a new outlook on Greystones.

Why not have a look when you are out next for your safe social-distancing walk ??

Paul Byrne from Greystones Guide.ie has the full story.

https://www.greystonesguide.ie/bringing-rhyme-reason-to-greystones/

Wicklow 2020 Stories|Together Apart

Wicklow Heritage is seeking your COVID-19 stories to create a “Peoples Archive”.

This is an unprecedented time in our history.

Help to record this history for future generations.

You can share your photos,  stories,  poems,  sketches, anecdotes and experiences.

Firsthand stories and photos have tremendous power.

Your contribution will help future generations understand what it was like during COVID-19.

You can email your contribution to wicklowstories2020@gmail.com.

Or post to Heritage Officer,  Wicklow County Council,  Wicklow Town.

Paul Byrne from Greystones Guide.ie has the full story.  Thank you,  Paul.

Killincarrig Village Improvement Scheme|Open Consultations

An improvement scheme for Killincarrig Village is now open for consultation.

Scheme will allow for improved pedestrian crossings,  cycle lanes,  footpaths,  junction layouts.

You can see the proposed details here.

https://greystonesguide3028.zenfolio.com/p233753585

Paul Byrne from Greystones Guide.ie has the full story.

https://www.greystonesguide.ie/killincarrig-gets-a-makeover/

Please forward submissions to GreystonesMD@wicklowcoco.ie.

Greystones Municipal District,  Mill Road,  Greystones,  Co. Wicklow.

Please mark your submission:  Killincarrig Village Improvement Scheme.

Closing date is 19 June 2020.

Greystones Public Car Parks Now Reopened

Greystones Public Car Parks are now reopened.

Parking restrictions remain at Kindlestown Woods.

·         South Beach Car Park,  Mill Road,  now open.

·         Greystones Park & Ride, now open.

·         Trafalgar Road Car Park,  now open.

·         La Touche Road Car Park,  now open.

·         Greystones Harbour Marina Car Park,  now open.

·         Kilcoole Sea Road Car Park will remain closed for the summer.

Parking restrictions remain at the following locations:

·         Bellevue Hill at Kindlestown Woods entrance.

·         Sea Road Kilcoole at Kilcoole Railway Stop.

·         Sea Road Newcastle at the beach railways level crossing access.

Recreational and other facilities remain closed.

·         All Wicklow County Council playgrounds.

·         Outdoor gyms.

·         Dr. Ryan Park,  Kindlestown,  Greystones.

·         Bray/Greystones Cliff Walk.

Paul Byrne from Greystones Guide.ie has the full story.

https://www.greystonesguide.ie/public-car-parks-reopening-monday/

Redford Cemetery Annual June Mass

This year’s Annual Cemetery Mass in Redford Cemetery has been cancelled.

GREYSTONES COMMUNITY POLICING UNIT

Older Persons Register continues to be in operation.

Please let Greystones Gardaí know of any older person living alone who might be vulnerable.

Details may be sent to Greystones.Community@garda.ie.

Community Policing mobile number is 087 1328727.

Greystones now has a Community Engagement Vehicle.

Keep an eye out for it as it drives around Greystones !!

Special notes from Greystones Community Gardaí:

Greystones Resource Centre wants to reach out to younger families.

Can you help ??  Details from 087 9176401.

Lidl Community Cards can help you to shop for others.

Details from https://www.lidle.ie/giftcard.

Daybreak Shop in Eden Gate will take phone orders for delivery,  01.2878165.

Food Poverty is the inability to access a nutritionally adequate diet.

If you have evidence of this,  please contact leah@volunteerwicklow.ie.

This could be someone unable to cook,  no access to cooker,  or budget difficulties.

Eire Og Greystones GAA is now linked with SuperValu to help with shopping.

People over 70 or those who are vulnerable.

Please text your name and number to 089 2158095,  between 9 am and 3 pm.

This will allow you to organise next day delivery.

Age Action Ireland now has Getting Started KITs to help older people keep in touch.

You can download the materials from Age Action Ireland.

Or you can leave your name and address at 01 8730372.

Age Action Ireland will post the How to Guides within 10 days.

As always,  Paul Byrne from Greystones Guide.ie has the full story !!

https://www.greystonesguide.ie/lean-on-mei/

GREYSTONES COMMUNITY POLICING UNIT:   WEEKLY CRIME REPORT

Week ending 31 May 2020

Greystones North                               No reports.

Garda JP Connolly                                  john.p.connolly@garda.ie

           Greystones South                                Theft of bicycle.  Theft of handbag from a shop.

            Garda Alan Thompson                            alan.m.thompson@garda.ie

Delgany/Killincarrig/Charlesland     Theft from shop.

Garda Maria Curtis                                 maria.m.curtis@garda.ie

            Kilcoole                                               Theft of bicycle,  which was recovered.

            Garda Molly Corbett                               molly.a.corbett@garda.ie

Good news that people adhering to social distancing.

COVID-19 numbers nationally going down.

Special notice to parents of preteens/teens/early 20s.

Please continue to remind your children about reasons for social distancing.

And how important it is for the elderly in society.

  KILCOOLE COMMUNITY POLICING CLINIC POSTPONED FOR THE MOMENT.

  Garda Molly Corbett not contactable at this time via email.

Helpful phone numbers:

Greystones Cancer Support

Available by telephone,  01.2871601 and email,  info@GreystonesCanceSupport.com.

Alone:  Information and Emotional and Practical Supports

Referrals to 0818 222024;  www.alone.ie.

Seniorline:  Freephone Service for Older Callers

Call free between 10 am and 10 pm every day of the year;  1800 804591.

www.thirdageireland.ie.

Garda slot on the Morning Show with Declan Meehan at East Coast FM.

A Garda talks about security and other pending issues of the week.

Be sure and tune in for all the latest policing updates !!

If you see anything suspicious,  please report to Greystones Garda Station 6665800.

Garda Confidential Number            1800 666 111

Greystones Garda Station              666 5800

EPA Noise Pollution                      1890 20 20 21

Crimestoppers                                      1800 25 00 25

Drugs.ie                                     8360911

Traffic Watch                              1890 205 805

Dog Warden                               0404 44873

Crime Victims Helpline                   1850 211 407

Special Hours at Burnaby Park Greystones for Over 70s and Medically Vulnerable

Burnaby Park on the Mill Road Greystones now has a special designation.

It is the area in Greystones Municipal District nominated for special exercise hours.

The new hours have now begun and are from 9 am to 11 am.

These hours are available for those who are aged over 70 or who are medically vulnerable.

These hours offer them a quiet space to exercise outdoors if they wish to do so.

The general public is asked to consider using Burnaby Park outside of these hours.

Special reminder to keep physical distancing to two metres when out exercising !!

Whale Theatre Audience Feedback Survey|Have Your Say !!

Like all the other theatres and arts centres in Ireland,  Whale Theatre was forced to close.

However, the Whale Theatre Team has been working hard to plan for the future.

That is good news !!  We in Greystones miss the Whale Theatre very much indeed.

The Whale Theatre has proved to be a wonderful resource,  right on our doorstep.

You can help with the team’s planning for post COVID-19.

The team would like to know if they are doing things right.

They would like to bring you the shows you want to see.

And they would like to communicate with you in the best way possible.

You can help plan the Whale Theatre’s future by completing their Audience Feedback Survey.

Complete the survey TODAY and you will have a say in our local theatre’s future !!

Whale Theatre events are postponed until September.

However,  the Whale Theatre Team is looking forward to seeing you all once again.

And they say THANK YOU for helping them by completing the survey !!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WhaleTheatreSurvey2020

                

Covid19 Tech Help|Tech Help Now Available

Volunteer Tech Helpline for older people cocooning in Ireland.

Help is now available if you are 65+ in Ireland and need aid with tech issues.

Volunteers will help with free over the phone help to resolve IT or technical issues.

Help is available seven days a week,  8 am to 8 pm.

Please call 9633288.  This is not a premium number.

If calling landlines is not in your phone package,  ordinary landline charges will be incurred.

You can also contact via Twitter,  @Covid19_tech,  #TechHelpCovid19.

You can contact Covid19 Tech Help via Facebook.

Media or General Enquiries to media@covid19tech.ie.

Volunteers to offer help are very much needed.

Supported by Sky,  Zendesk, The Wheel,  Age Action and Alone.

Make Your Garden a Haven for Wildlife

New Guide to making your garden Wildlife Friendly.

Fabulous booklet with wonderful ideas.

Ideal for children to get them started in gardening.

Available from Wicklow.ie and the link below:

file:///C:/Users/Admin/Downloads/Garden%20Wildlife%20Booklet%20WEB.pdf

Taking Care of Our Physical and Mental Wellbeing in Wicklow

A wide range of initiatives is now available to help you in three ways.

·         To help you look after your mental wellbeing.

·         To help you stay active.

·         To help you stay connected.

Supported by Wicklow County Council

Healthy Ireland.

Government of Ireland

National Active SCHOOL Week 2020

Details from

·         p://ow.ly/HUfh50zpkNE for ideas and resources.

·         Follow @WicklowLsp for Skill Challenges

·         #LetsPlayIreland

·         #ActiveWicklow

·         #Schools

·         #Wicklow

Age Action Ireland and Irish Redcross COVID-19 Hardship Fund

Special fund has been established to help older people and vulnerable people.

This is a ONCE-OFF ex-gratia contribution.

Application and details outlining this special fund from:

COVID-19 Face Shields Now Available from CALT Dynamics Kilcoole

CALT Dynamics in Kilcoole has been providing Face Shields to hospitals medical staff.

Face Shields are now being made available to the general public.

Face Shields are another layer of protection against COVID-19.

Stay even safer with this locally made and easy to use Face Shield !!

Full details from : https://www.caltdynamics.com/face-shields

Message from Wicklow County Council

Signalised Crossings and Traffic Signals at Junctions

Due to the COVID-19 virus,  traffic signals will be changed.

This is in the interest of public health so that the call button does need to be touched.

WCC thanks the public for their co-operation in limiting spread of COVID-19.

Signalised Crossings:

Signalised crossings,  like the one at SuperValu Greystones,  will be constant flashing amber.

They will operate like Zebra Crossings.

Please cross the road only when you feel it is safe to do so !!

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Traffic Signals at Junctions:

Traffic signals at junctions will have an automatic green man phase.

Please wait for the green man before crossing.

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Wicklow County Council COVID-19 Helpline

Dedicated community support helpline to assist at risk members of the public.

Established by COVID-19 County Wicklow Community Response Forum.

Forum includes over a dozen agencies and organisations.

If you need help,  please ring 1800 868 399.

Lines are open 8 am to 8 pm,  seven days a week.

Email:  covidsupport@wicklowcoco.ie.

Paul Byrne from GreystonesGuide.ie has the full details.

https://www.greystonesguide.ie/wcc-launch-covid-19-helpline/.

Bank of Ireland|Begin Together Fund

Three categories of funding are available.

          Begin Together Funds

          Begin Together Awards

          Begin Together Colleagues

Each strand has a specific purpose.

Combined they will deliver a significant positive impact on communities across Ireland.

Paul Byrne from GreystonesGuide.ie has the full details.

https://www.greystonesguide.ie/begin-together-fund-launched/

GREYSTONES ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION

KILIAN HOUSE FAMILY CENTRE

www.greystonesara.com.

Outings + Meetings

Information,  Membership Payments and Bookings for all events:

Tuesdays,  Kilian House Family Centre,  10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

27 June 2020

Delgany & District Horticultural Society Rose Show

St. Patrick’s National School,  Church Road,  Greystones;  3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

All welcome !!

25 September 2020

Hot Spot Music Club|Bone Machine play the Music of Tom Waits

Upstairs @The Beach House,  Greystones Harbour Marina.

Bone Machine captures the character and musical genius of Tom Waits.

An exhilarating performance play to packed houses of adoring fans.

Mr. Waits’ music is uniquely presented with a characteristic authority rarely harnessed.

Bone Machine are a band of internationally renowned touring and recording musicians.

They perform a firebrand,  melancholic and punk jazz set of Tom Waits; songs.

Doors open 8:00 p.m.  Show starts 9:00 p.m.

Tickets €14/€16.

Full details from www.thehotspot.ie.

29 August 2020

Delgany & District Horticultural Society Dahlia Show

St. Patrick’s National School,  Church Road,  Greystones;  3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

All welcome !!

7 October 2020

Delgany & District Horticultural Society AGM and Autumn Lecture

St. Patrick’s Parish Centre,  Church Road,  Greystones;  8:00 p.m.       

8:00 p.m.      AGM will commence sharply at 8:00 p.m.

8:15 p.m.      Lecture:  Early Autumn is really late Summer.

                   Illustrated Talk by Peter Harrison.

                   Past Chairman,  Council of RHSI.

All welcome !!

24 October 2020

Summer Time Ends Tonight !!

Turn clocks back  one hour before you go to bed !!

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