Autumn Newsletter

28 10 2011

Circulating this week to all residents is the Autumn 2011 edition of the GRA Newsletter.  In the Autumn edition find out how you can take preventative measures to protect your home, how you can save money on your energy bills and read our new Community Notices section.

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

Halloween Contact Numbers

26 10 2011

The Greenfields Residents Association wish all residents and especially the young children of the estate a very happy and safe Halloween. To ensure that this year’s Halloween period is safe and fun for all, the Greenfields Residents Association will be actively monitoring the estate and surrounding areas over the coming days and for the entire Halloween weekend.

Should you notice waste for bonefires building up or any anti-social behaviour you are encouraged to report such incidents to the Greenfields Neighbourhood Watch Area Coordinator (Brian Power) on 0879762955.  Additionally, please use the below contact numbers:

Waterford City Council
(Environmental Dept. for removal of bonefire material etc.)

Until Friday 28th October (Office Hours) – 051 849563
Until Friday 28th October (Out of Hours Emergency) – 051 309900
From Saturday 29th to Monday 31st October – 051 849794

Waterford City Council

(Fire Services)

All Weekend – 051 875556

An Garda Siochana
(Waterford City)

All Weekend – 051 305339 or 305300
Emergency Serivces – 999 or 112

Local Representative
(Cllr. Seamus Ryan)

All Weekend – 087 6805314

Greenfields Neighbourhood Watch Area Coordinator
(Brian Power – No. 1 Beech Grove)

All Weekend – 087 9762955

Waste Building Up For Halloween

19 10 2011

Around this time every year Waterford City Council receive an increasing number of calls about waste being collected and stored for Halloween bonfires. This waste can be anything from wooden pallets to tyres, mattresses, couches, etc.

If you are concerned about waste being stored in the Greenfields area, please report it to the Waterford City Council Enforcement Team by phoning 051 849563 or emailing This is especially important in the week leading up to Halloween, as the waste that is accumulating could be used to build a bonfire. The Waterford City Council Enforcement Team uses Waste Management Acts 1996 – 2005 and the Waste Management (Prohibition of Waste Disposal by Burning) Regulations 2009 to prevent waste collecting and being burned. Over the coming weeks, any households that are illegally storing waste in their gardens will be asked to remove the waste and dispose of it appropriately. Waterford City Council will be calling to businesses in the city in order to make them aware of the need to secure any pallets or tyres in the weeks before Halloween.

Should material builds up on green areas before Halloween, Waterford City Council staff will remove this material.  Additionally members of the Greenfields Residents Association and Neighbourhood Watch Team will be actively monitoring the Greenfields area over the Halloween weekend, reporting any buid up of material to Waterford City Council and An Garda Siochana.

Source: Waterford City Council

Kilbarry Recycling Centre

18 10 2011

Waterford City Council would like to announce that from Monday 19th September Oxigen bin tags and waiver tags will no longer be accepted as payment for items at Kilbarry Recycling Centre; payment must now only be made by bin tags bought on site at Kilbarry.

Correct change is needed as change can not be given. The machine can accept €1 and €2 coins along with €5, €10, €20 and €50 notes. Please phone 051-379615 or 051-849563 to enquire about prices.

Source: Waterford City Council

GRA Meeting 13.10.11

5 10 2011

Please note that the next meeting of the Greenfields Residents Association takes place Thursday 13th October at 7.00pm.  Committee Members are encourage to attend this meeting as we plan our efforts for the Halloween period.  Should you wish to include an item/topic on the meeting agenda please forward by e-mail to