Spring Newsletter

31 03 2010

Circulating this month to all residents is the Spring 2010 edition of the GRA Newsletter.  In the Spring edition find out about the exciting developments happening to the Old Tramore Road over the coming months, when our next clean-up day takes place and an update about Neighbourhood Watch activities.

If you would like to download a copy of the GRA Newsletter then simply click on the link below.

Clean-up Day: Easter Monday 05.04.10

29 03 2010

The Greenfields Residents Association supported by An Taisce and Waterford City Council plan to have an estate Clean-up Day Easter Monday from 1pm – 2.30pm.

This is a great opportunity to lend a hand to ensure our estate is well maintained and presented.  Residents will be meeting at 1 Beech Court (near the entrance of the estate) at 1pm.  Bags, pickers and gloves will be provided.  All motorists are asked to pay particular attention and reduce speed on the day to ensure we have a safe Clean-up Day for all.

Neighbourhood Watch Essential Contacts

29 03 2010

The Greenfields Neighbourhood Watch is a crime prevention programme aimed at get-ting all residents actively involved in observing and reporting suspicious activities.

As part of the Neighbourhood Watch initiative our estate is divided into four neighbourhoods; Beech Court, Grove, Park and Drive. The Greenfields Residents Association have created an “Essential Contacts” list for each resident. Should you notice anything suspicious or be a victim of crime or anti-social behavior please use the “Essential Contacts” list to identify whom you should in-form. Each “Essential Contacts” list contains information and contact numbers for your local Street Coordinator, Area Coordinator, Community Liaison Garda along with other important contacts.

To download a copy of your neighbourhood’s “Essential Contacts” list please click on the appropriate link below:

Old Tramore Road To Be Upgraded

22 03 2010

After much debate and delay it looks like the Old Tramore Road will be upgraded with construction beginning in the next few months.  Commenting to Cllr. Seamus Ryan, Fergus Galvin Director of Corporate Affairs and Transportation Waterford City Council said “It has been our strategic objective for some years now to progressively upgrade of all of the city’s radial access routes to a reasonable standard. We started a couple of years ago with the Old Kilmeaden Road, the Williamstown Road and we are currently working on the main Tramore Road. It would be our intention to include the Kilbarry Road as part of overall plan later this year”.

He adds, “We have developed plans for an upgrade of the Old Tramore Road from the Outer Ring back to Avondale and the scheme will include a continuous footpath, public lighting along the full length and a realignment of sections of the road to improve sight-lines and safety. We are planning to commence construction work on the scheme this Spring. The job has gone to tender, I have a financial allocation from the Dept. of Transport and I would hope to sign contracts very shortly with a view to commencing on site probably around late April (to coincide with the re-opening of the main Tramore Road)”.

Mr. Galvin concludes saying, “We would also intend providing for additional bus stops on the route. The only issue  is a completion date but we are looking at 9 – 10 month construction period which would bring us up to early 2011.”