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Greystones notes week November 29th

Greystones Active Retirement Association (GARA)

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

k@KathleenKelleher.com.

Please feel free to forward Calendar to family and friends or add to your Facebook page.

Keep up to date with what is going on !!

Lots more Greystones information available from:

Paul Byrne at:  www.GreystonesGuide.ie.

Also from www.Greystones.ie

Community Activities Fund

Special fund of €282,686 to support community groups impacted by COVID-19 coming soon.

Details will be published shortly.

Enquiries may be addressed to cep@wicklowcoco.ie.

Greystones Municipal District Opening Hours

Greystones Municipal District is open Monday to Friday;  9.30 am to 12 pm and 2pm to 4 pm.

GMD is located on Mill Road,  Greystones.

Telephone 01.2876694.

Bray/Greystones Cliff Walk Remains Partially Closed

The Bray/Greystones Cliff Walk remains partially closed.

It is possible to walk from Bray to Windgates and then follow a loop back to Bray.

Or just return to Bray the way you came.

The Greystones side is very dangerous and is closed in certain spots.

WCC has put short term measures in place for protection of the public.

It continues to seek an alternative route for the walk.

The patience and co-operation of the public is much appreciated.

Greystones Library|Mill Road|Greystones

  • Greystones Library is fully operational
  • Study spaces available for public use.  Individual screens in place for extra safety.
  • CO2 monitors installed for public safety and reassurance.
  • Public access PCs available for use.
  • Class visits with pods of 6 or less with prior arrangement.
  • Events of 7+ require all attendees to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

Wicklow County Council|Housing Adaptation Grants

Housing Adaption Grants are being accepted for older people and people with a disability.

The purpose is to allow these groups to remain living independently in their own homes.

And to avoid their having to be care for in hospitals and nursing homes.

The grants are available in three categories.

  • Mobility Aids Grant
  • Housing Adaptation Grant
  • Housing Aid for Older People

All three grants are means tested.

Details from Wicklow County website,  www.wicklow.ie.

Or tmulhallburke@wicklowcoco.ie

Greystones Municipal District Monthly Meeting by Zoom

30 Novemberl 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

If you would like an invitation email,  please contact Greystonesmd@wicklowcoco.ie.

Request must be made no later than 12 noon on Tuesday,  27 April 2021.

Please follow the meeting procedures which are noted below.

On the Agenda:

  • Consider report on Part 8 housing in Kilcoole.
  • Fix date for December meeting.
  • Report from GMD engineer.
  • Fill vacancy on Tourism and Twinning Sub Committee.
  • Discuss provision of sauna and other well being facilities in Greystones.
  • Notice of motion:

Discuss writing to Codling Bank about Visitors/Education Centre.

Discuss writing to TDs asking to minimise visual aspect in Marine Planning Bill.

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Greystones  Municipal  District

Attendance of the Public and Media at remote meetings.

Procedures to be observed.

  1. Members of the public and media may be present at a remote meeting of Greystones Municipal District
  1. Attendees must comply with Greystones Municipal District Standing Orders and Supplementary Standing Orders to Regulate Remote Meetings.
  1. Members of the media and public shall give prior notice of a request to join an online meeting of Greystones Municipal District.
  1. Requests must be emailed to Greystonesmd@wicklowcoco.ie no later than 12 noon on the day of the meeting.   A name and email address is required.
  1. The link to the meeting is for the recipient only and must not be forwarded on to any other person(s).
  1. Attendees must maintain silence and observe any directions given by the Cathaoirleach or by an official of the Council.  Microphones must be kept on mute at all times.
  1. Members of the public and the media do not have the right to speak, any interruptions or endeavours to interrupt will result in the remote connection being terminated.
  1. No recording of the meeting and its proceedings by any person in attendance (elected members, media or members of the public) is permitted.

Greystones Active Retirement Association (GARA)

Wonderful group for the over 55s in the Greystones and surrounding areas.

Lots going on,  there is something for everyone at GARA !!

Ongoing activities include:

  • Art                         Mondays         2.30 pm to  4.30 pm.
  • Short Mat Bowling     Tuesdays       10.45 am to 12.45 pm.
  • Bingo                     Thursdays        2.30 pm to  4.30 pm.

Here are the Tuesday afternoon activities coming up on the schedule.

Unfortunately,   due to COVID-19 restrictions,  there will no Christmas party.

  • Knitting workshop with Delia Barry                      30 November.
  • Poetry and Prose Readings for Christmas              7 December

Recent activities this Autumn included:

Introduction to Creative Writing            Floral Arranging       

Cake Decoration.                              Growing Your Own Herbs

Art Appreciation                               Knitting,  photo below

Coffee Morning will take place on Friday,  26 November 2021,  from 10.30 am onwards.

All activities take place in Kilian House Family Centre,  beside Holy Rosary Church.

Queries and details available on Tuesday mornings,  10.45 am to 12 pm at Kilian House.

New Members always warmly welcomed !!  Don’t be shy,  come along !!

Free Two Hour Parking in Greystones

There will be free two hour parking in Greystones on Saturdays from 27 November to Christmas.

Sincere apologies for previous incorrect start date of 20 November.

For the record,  free parking in Greystones is usually the four Saturdays before Christmas.

Special reminder that usual restrictions apply.

No parking on double yellow lines or in loading zones.

This will be another great opportunity to shop local for Christmas 2021 !!

Wicklow County Council|Age Friendly Strategy Consulation Survey

WCC now has a Wicklow Age Friendly Strategy (2022 to 2027).

They need your help in developing this strategy !!

Have your say in the consultation process by completing the survey.

https://www.wicklow.ie/Living/Services/Community/Wicklow-Age-Friendly-Survey.

Survey is for those 55 years and older living in County Wicklow.

Insights and contributions will help identify priority areas for action over the next five years.

Now is your chance to have your say !!

Hard copies of the survey are available from agefriendly@wicklowcoco.ie.

Survey will remain open until the end of December 2021.

Please share this news with friends,  family and groups you are involved with.

Events at Whale Theatre Greystones

Great programmes continue at Whale Theatre Greystones.

Music & comedy,  live theatre and spoken word.

There is something for everyone !!

26 November 2021             Iron Annie Cabaret

Ticketsolve – whale              Celebration of music,  theatre and literature.

28 November 2021             A Journey Through Time

Ticketsolve – whale              Clap ‘n Load Studios Showcase.

                                      Wicklow based film production company.

2 December 2021               The Story of Europe|Painting History

Ticketsolve – whale              With Rosemarie Devereux

                                      Last in the series..

3 December 2021               Moya Brennan and her multi talented Irish band.

Ticketsolve – whale              Voice of Clannad and First Lady of Celtic Music.

4 December 2021               Greystones Film Club|The Big Lebowski

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

                                      The Greystones Guide | The Dude Imbibes

10 December 2021              Normal Sheeple:  An Audience with Paul Howard.

Ticketsolve – whale              aka Ross O’Carroll-Kelly

11 December 2021              Let It Snow !!

Ticketsolve – whale              Festive Tunes and Broadway Show Stoppers.

12 December 2021              Sammy Snowflake’s Christmas Catastrophe

Ticketsolve – whale              A mini panto for younger children.

17, 18,  19 December 2021   The Tempest by William Shakespeare

Ticketsolve – whale              Making Waves Youth Theatre

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

                                      The Greystones Guide | Shelter From The Storm

22 December 2021              Christmastime with Classic Harmony

Ticketsolve – whale              Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of Christmas,  past & present.

23 December 2021              Greystones Film Club|Annual Elf Screening.

28 and 29 December 21       Phelim Drew & The Drew House Band

Ticketsolve – whale             Remembering Ronnie and The Dubliners

Book early !!

7 and 8 January 2022          David O’Doherty whoa is Me !!

Ticketsolve – whale              Comedy

Full information,  all future events, bookings and details from Whale Theatre

The Hot Spot Music Club

Above The Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

Music Club,  Performance Space and Private Events hire.

26 November 2021             Bone Machine play the music of TOM WAITS.

                                      Doors open 8 pm.  Show starts at 9 pm.

                                      Tickets €14/€16.

                                      Tickets for shows from 13 March and 16 April are still good.

28 November 2021             Celebration of George Harrison on his 20th anniversary.

                                      With Terry Meakin and friends.

                                      Including Scott Maher,  Mia Parsons, Brian Farrell and more.

Doors 5.30 pm,  session 6 pm to 8 pm.

George Harrison lost his battle to cancer.

In his memory,  proceeds will go to local cancer support groups.

Please give generously.

This is not a ticketed event.

However,  please let The Hot Spot know if you are coming along.

You can email or text,  details below.

5 December 2021               Folk/Trad Session with Pat and Bert.

4 pm to 6.30 pm.

                                      Please come along and enjoy or join in.

Full details on all events with times,  bookings and admissions from:

www.thehotspot.ie,  hotspotmusiclubg@gmail.com,  087 2917519.

Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub Information

Below is the latest information available from the Data Hub.

Our Greystones LEA figures are down slightly this week.

National figures are slightly higher.

Well done to all in Greystones LEA !!

Please be careful and continue to restrict your movements as much as possible.

LEA includes Local Electoral Area:  Greystones,  Delgany,  Kilcoole,  Newcastle,  part of NTMK.

Ireland’s COVID19 Data Hub (arcgis.com)