Since 2007, the people of Rosemount Taney and the surrounding areas have been lied to by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council.
I don’t say this lightly, but there is no denying that when it has come to past promises to the local people in some parts of our locality, the council has really let its residents down.
Not once, not twice – but countless times the council has treated Rosemount Taney residents as if they are nothing but a mere annoyance.
And it seems that the council seem to be of the opinion that if they keep the residents at arm’s length that their needs will just “go away”.
I am talking about the community and sports centre that is needed in Rosemount – something that the council has talked about doing for years, but has yet to deliver on something that was promised, time and time again to the community.
In the immediate area of Rosemount, Taney, Mount Carmel, Mulvey and Columbanus there are over 1500 households – as well as thousands more in the surrounding areas – who currently use the facilities that are just not up to the council’s promised standard.
The council have promised many things, but have delivered on none of them.
- They have failed to deliver on the Rosemount sports changing facilities.
- They have failed to deliver on providing basic sewage and water connection for users of the Rosemount pitch.
- They have failed to remove earthen material that the council itself dumped from a development in Leopardstown, which has become overgrown, unsightly and a haven for vermin.
Now I know that council is very busy, and has a lot of pressing issues that it needs to address.
But after breaking so many promises these issues badly need to start taking some priority.
It gets worse….
In 2015, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council made the decision to proceed with another housing development in the midst of Rosemount without delivering on their earlier Community and Sports facility development.
This time the Council did not even bother recognising the need for Community Centre amenities in their proposals even though such amenities were an intrinsic component of their original redevelopment plan of 2007.
They have bulldozed the plan through in the face of numerous planning objections using “Part 8 planning procedures” where there is no appeal to the Planning Appeals Board – not exactly what you would call democratic behaviour.
And to add injury to insult, they have completely abandoned the pretence of even saying that they will look after the community in terms of improving facilities.
What Can You Do:
I have worked closely with members of the Rosemount Taney Committee to develop a campaign document and pledge form, with which we need to gather as many signatures as possible from the area to formally engage with the management of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Council.
We need to show them that enough is enough, and we won’t take these broken promises lying down anymore.
The more people who we can get to sign the pledge, the stronger our hand will be in in ensuring that our facilities are kept in the forefront of the public’s mind.
You can pledge your support for the campaign in a number of ways:
By Emailing your signed pledge form to email@example.com
By dropping it in to the following locations in the area:
Costcutter, Windy Arbour
Medipharm, Windy Arbour
Lynhams Delicatessen, Larchfield,
Goatstown Una’s Hair Salon,
Ryan’s Arbour House, Windy Arbour
3. By Giving it to a me or any of the members of the Rosemount- Taney Residents Association.
As some of you may know, I am running for the upcoming election that takes place on the 26th of February.
I am someone who has never taken no for answer when it has come to representing my constituents when they are being treated unfairly.
I will be in a much stronger position to bring about change as a TD, and I will not rest until the council has been held to account over these broken promises that could easily be rectified.
I know that the upcoming election is going to go down to the wire in Dublin Rathdown, so all support is greatly, greatly appreciated.
Please get in touch with me if there is anything you would like to discuss and I will do all I can to help.
Links to Rosemount Taney document – http://www.senatormarywhite.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Rosemount-Taney-Community-Sports-Centre-Campaign-document.pdf