Malahide Traffic Speeds – Have Your Say

Do you know the traffic speed permitted on your street? Are you happy with it? What about speeds permitted through the village? Now is your opportunity to speak up.
Fingal County Council has launched a consultation regarding the traffic speed limits they will be implementing across Fingal in 2020. The closing date for submissions is March 20th. You may make an individual submission and / or through your residents association.

Malahide Village Centre Traffic Speed LimitsThe current plan permits 50km/h on all streets in the village. This includes Strand Street, Old Street, Townyard Lane and St. James Terrace. (Source: Fingal County Council Speed Limit Draft Bye-Laws Revision A 2020 map 20) (Red: 50km/h; Pink 30km/h).

The Irish Road Safety Authority published the sobering statistics below on how speeding increases the risk of death

Risk of Death from RSA Ireland
  • At 30 km per hour, 1 in 10 pedestrians will die
  • At 50 km per hour, 5 in 10 pedestrians will die
  • At 60 km per hour, 9 in 10 pedestrians will die
The Malahide Community Forum discussed the council’s proposals at our monthly meeting on Monday 17th February.  Based on the RSA statistics, the forum will be making a submission asking the council to apply a 30km/h limit to the entire village area, including Strand Court, Strand Street, Old Street, Railway Avenue, New Street, Townyard Lane, St. James Terrace, Main Street from the railway bridge through The Diamond to The Grand Hotel, Church Road from The Diamond to St. Andrew’s Church.
 
The map below shows the proposed permitted speeds beyond the village area. Do you see your street / area? Are you and your neighbours happy with the proposed permitted speed? If so, submit your support. If not, make a submission to request a change.
Malahide Traffic Speed Limits
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Great community video from West Cork

Children in a West Cork school released this brilliant Rap song video after being shocked by the amount of litter they found when they went to help clean up local beaches.

 

Posted in Community, Environment, Tidy Towns, Youth

En bloc sale of Casino Apartments would impact Step-Down Accommodation stock

Casino Apartments MalahideAs the Malahide residents representative body, we’ve become increasingly aware of the lack of suitable step-down facilities in the greater Malahide area for our older residents, many of whom would be happy to trade down their family homes if suitable properties were available.

We’ve set up a Committee to examine methods to increase the housing stock available for step down and protect existing housing stock.

We’re concerned to learn that Gannon Homes Ltd, whose loans are controlled by NAMA, intend to sell off 37 Casino apartments en bloc to an investor. The effect of this would be to remove a significant lot of very suitable accommodation from this specific market.

We’ve written to NAMA to express our concerns and our support of the existing owners of apartments in the Casino in Malahide who are concerned about short term lettings and have been communicating their concerns to NAMA.

Read our letter to NAMA Casino Apartments – Malahide Community Forum – Feb 2020.

Posted in Community, Housing, Planning

It’s time to provide safe routes to schools

Since November 2019, we’ve been supporting Fingal county council’s pilot “School Streets” project at St. Oliver Plunkett’s and St. Andrews primary schools. Initial results are promising – with a 50% increase in pupils using “active travel” – such as walking, cycling or scooting, and a 20% reduction in traffic pollution at a monitoring station near the traffic-free “school street” zone on Grove Road in Malahide.    

Surveys in the schools show that a majority of pupils would like to cycle to school. We  believe it’s now time to provide safe, segregated routes to our schools, clubs and all community facilities. We’re lucky in Malahide to have so many facilities “on our doorstep”. Let’s make them safe and easy to walk and cycle to, especially for our children and grandchildren.  Here’s a brilliant ad from Tom Flood that says it all…

Posted in Community, Environment, General, Roads, Transport, Youth

Latest Notes

Here are the notes from our January 2020 meeting.

The notes of our previous meetings are available on our monthly notes page.

 

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Latest Notes

The notes of the November and December meetings of the Malahide Community Forum are now available on our monthly notes page.

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The Malahide Community Forum supports the development of the Broadmeadow Way

The Right To Wind In Your Hair

Clara Clark a Cycling Without Age pilot with passengers Charles Mollan , left, and John O’Keefe taking a spin in their local park in Blackrock Co. Dublin.
Photograph Moya Nolan

The Malahide Community Forum supports the development of the Broadmeadow Way – a 6km long shared pedestrian and cycling Greenway linking Malahide Demesne to Newbridge House in Donabate.   

We have supported this development for many years and would not wish to see any delay in its delivery.

O’Hanlon’s Lane – Narrowness of southern end

One of our residents’ associations (O’Hanlons Lane), brought to our attention safety concerns regarding the proposed routing of the greenway along O’Hanlons Lane, which include risks posed by the narrowness of the southern end of the lane. They previously raised these concerns with Fingal County Council during the 2014 consultation process. 

The Malahide Community Forum made a submission to An Bord Pleanála regarding the Broadmeadow Way and OHanlons Lane on 23 July 2019, outlining our support for the development but our concern regarding safety issues on O’Hanlon’s lane. The Forum’s submission included an alternative route for consideration its submission.

Posted in Community, Environment, Transport, Uncategorized

Opening of Casino Model Railway Museum Delay

Due to technical, safety and operational issues, the Casino Model Railway Museum in Malahide will not open in December. Here’s the link to the note on Fingalcoco website:
https://www.fingal.ie/news/casino-model-railway-museum-update


The opening date will be posted on the Casino Model Railway Museum website

Posted in Community, General, Heritage

Planning Application for Seamount Malahide – Strategic Housing Development

An application for planning permission has been submitted to An Bord Pleanála for 142 units on Seamount Road by Ballymore Property Developments Ltd.

View the application on the Fingal County Council website

View details of the planning documentation at: https://seamountmalahideshd.ie/

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Latest Notes

The notes of the July, September, and October meetings of the Malahide Community Forum are now available on our monthly notes page.

Posted in Community, General, Monthly Notes & Newsletter