Gritting Routes

29 11 2010

Waterford City Council have published a list of routes in and around the city which they endeavour to keep clear during the current cold spell.  The link below provides details of routes already gritted.  Any other areas will be gritted after the outlined priority areas are clear, if resources are available.

To download a copy of the interactive gritting route map please click here.





Avoid Frozen Pipes

28 11 2010

The cold spell has resulted in number of people experiencing the loss of water supply. Please note that Waterford City Council has NOT turned off any water supply in the city. The supply network has not been affected by the freezing weather conditions and supply continues as normal. If you do not have water at your taps, usually it is a frozen service pipe or frozen pipes in the attic. Householders, landlords and owners of commercial properties are requested to check their property for frozen and leaking pipes.

If your pipes do become frozen advice can be sought from Waterford City Council Environmental Services Department on 051-849562 (during office hours).  Outside normal office hours the Emergency Number is 051-875555.

For more information and to avoid frozen pipes please click here to download some tips to ensure you have an uninterrupted water supply during the cold spell.





Proposed Closure of Old Tramore Road

27 11 2010

Waterford City Council are proposing to temporarily close the Old Tramore Road to faciliate the progress of works.  In accordance with Section 75 of the Roads Act 1993, it is proposed to temporarily close the Old Tramore Road from 9.30am on Tuesday 4th January 2011 until 7.00pm Thursday 5th May 2011 inclusive, to facilitate the Road Improvement Scheme.

Proposed Diversion – L1020 Old Tramore Road from the Couse Bridge Roundabout to the entrance to Greenfields Estate.

Alternative Routes:

Northbound

Couse Bridge Roundabout – R 710 Outer Ring Road – Ballindud Roundabout – R675 Tramore Road –Tramore Road Roundabout– R709 Inner Ring Road– L1020 Old Tramore Road.

Southbound

L1020 Old Tramore Road – R709 Inner Ring Road – Tramore Road Roundabout – R675 Tramore Road– Ballindud Roundabout –R710 Outer Ring Road – Couse Bridge Roundabout.

Access for residents will be maintained.

Any person who may have concerns may lodge an objection to this temporary road closure by contacting Waterford City Council no later than Tuesday 30th November 2010.





Residents Recognised for Contribution to Local Environment

25 11 2010

A Waterford residents association has been recognised with a prestigious award for its impressive work to enhance their local area.  The Greenfields Residents Association at Frisby Homes’ Greenfields development achieved a merit award in The Pride of Place Environmental Competition 2010, run by Waterford City Council.

Picture: John Power, Chairperson of Greenfields Residents Association (right) receiving award from Cllr. Seamus Ryan, along with members of the residents association (from left) Maria Aylward, Linda Donnelly, Trevor Skelton, Ailenn Moriarty, Cllr. Seamus Ryan, John Power, Andrew Preston, Ellie Lynch and Brian Power

The awards aim to reward individuals, communities, schools and businesses who show commitment and contribution to improve their local environment.  At a ceremony held in City Hall on 2 November, judges were particularly impressed by the absence of litter, the addition of hanging baskets, and the overall appearance of the Greenfields estate – located on the Old Tramore Road.  Judges also praised the communication methods employed by the association, in particular the use of their website and regular newsletters, to keep residents involved in projects.

John Power, Chairperson of the association, said: “It’s a tremendous achievement and pat on the back for all involved and a great motivator to continue such good work. This award is particularly significant considering our estate is still under construction.”  The association fought off stiff competition from 15 entrants to receive the accolade, in the ‘best small residential area’ category.  Ella Ryan, Environmental Awareness Officer at Waterford City Council, said: “The marks in this category were genuinely very close when it came down to the top places. Greenfields did very well this year in both rounds of judging.”

Noel Frisby, Managing Director of Frisby Homes, said: “We’re absolutely delighted for the residents association. To be recognised in this way shows they put in a lot of effort to make this housing development an even more enjoyable place to live.”  Local Labour Councillor for Waterford City South Seamus Ryan was also impressed with the award. He said: “I congratulate the residents association for all their hard work and commitment – it has been rewarded by this accolade.”

Source: Waterford Today





Congratulations Greenfields!

3 11 2010

Greenfields Residents Association was honoured at last nights Pride of Place Awards 2010 with the Merit Award for Best Small Residential Area.  Waterford City Council and the Mayor, Mary Roche, commented on how well our estate looked, the presence of hanging baskets, the lack of rubbish in the estate, the effective use of our website and newsletters and the overall beauty of our estate.

Picture: (Back Row R-L) Cllr. John Cummins, John Power, Linda Donnelly, Trevor Skelton, Maria Aylward (Greenfields Residents Association) and other delegates at the Pride of Place Awards 2010

This award is a significant achievement considering our estate is still under construction.  Many thanks to all residents for their efforts over the past couple of months.  Thank you to Waterford City Council and Noel Frisby Construction for their support and encouragement.   And special thanks to all members of the Greenfields Residents Association.  Your hard work and determination has been recognised… well done!





Clean-Up Day 06.11.10

1 11 2010

The Greenfields Residents Association supported by Waterford City Council plan to have an estate Clean-up Day Saturday 6th November from 11.00am – 1.00pm. This is a great opportunity to lend a hand to ensure our estate is well maintained and presented.

Residents will be meeting at No. 1 Beech Court (near the entrance of the estate) at 11.00am. 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.





Thank You

1 11 2010

The Greenfields Residents Association wish to thank Waterford City Council, Noel Frisby Construction, Cllr. Seamus Ryan, the Gardai and all residents of Greenfields for their efforts over the Halloween period.

Many thanks to Waterford City Council who provided an enforcement team to collect bonfire material from the estate and to Noel Frisby Construction for providing additional private security for the estate for the full duration of the Halloween weekend.  Sincere thanks to Cllr. Seamus Ryan for lobbying our concerns at Council level and for personally visiting the estate over the weekend.  Many thanks to the Waterford Gardai for frequenting Greenfields over the weekend and for maintaining a visible presence in an effort to discourage anti-social behaviour.

And finally, many thanks to all residents of Greenfields.  Your vigilance and efforts over the Halloween period show a strong sense of community whichwe all should be proud of.