Weed Spraying

1 02 2017

The Greenfield Residents Association are looking for volunteers!

As you may have noticed weeds are growing along kerb sides and between paving stones on footpaths around the estate.  The Greenfields Residents Association have a number of weed sprayers available.  If you wish to volunteer we can arrange to supply you with a sprayer and weed killer solution.  Please note that we cannot provide a weed sprayer to anyone under 18 years of age.

If you are interested please email your details to greenfieldswaterford@live.com indicating a time which suits to arrange delivery of a sprayer and solution and the area you intend to spray for weeds.





EPA App “See it? Say it!” for iPhone

9 10 2014

The EPA App for iPhones called See it? Say it! allows you to report environmental pollution. Using the App you can now take a photograph of the pollution incident, input GPS location coordinates, add a summary description of what you want to convey and your contact details and this will automatically be sent to the relevant local authority for follow up.

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So, you can now report issues such as backyard burning, flytipping, water pollution, odours and littering by using the new iPhone App or by phoning the complaints line. You can download the App now from the iTunes App Store (search iTunes for: ‘See it Say it’) or visit http://goo.gl/gOJMa





New Waterford Council Website

18 06 2014

As part of the amalgamation of Waterford City Council and Waterford County Council, a joint website has been established and is in operation from today, June 3rd.

Information prior to this date will remain on http://www.waterfordcity.ie for a period of 3 months and thereafter will be wound down. All information that is still relevant will be transferred (and amalgamated) over the coming weeks.  For new and up to date information, forms and so on, please now visit and bookmark www.waterfordcouncil.ie which is still in BETA.





New Street Garden Project

31 05 2014

The New Street Gardens project is about bringing greenery and life back into a vacant and disused space in Waterford City. New St. was chosen in particular for a two reasons. First is its proximity to the main st in Waterford ie Michael St.

Secondly it happens to lie in a part of Waterford, which for a number of reasons in recent years has progressively deteriorated and come to look neglected. Building a park in an empty lot on New St. would be a great start in regenerating the area. We would encourage people living and working in the area to get involved at different stages of the garden’s development.

This sense of ownership will, we believe, generate a positivity and pride in the community and city. We would encourage a nationwide interest in New Street Gardens to show what can be achieved in bringing green areas and life into an unused urban space, an idea which can be replicated right across the country. Also, we would hope the project will raise a positive profile of Waterford as a city which is innovative and progressive thinking in terms of dealing with the relevant issue of how to re-energise vacant and disused spaces.

In terms of structures, we are building a performance stage and a film screening area in the gardens. We also are inviting gardening groups to get involved and show how to build and tend a community garden. We would like New St. Gardens to be used as a platform for interested individuals to get involved and collaborate on what really is a very interesting and worthwhile project. We welcome a submission of ideas on what people envisage for the space and look for any willing and able volunteers to help with the project.

Any further queries please contact Edel Tobin on (087) 7624397.

Source: New Street Gardens Waterford





New Community Tourism Initiative

30 04 2014

Waterford City Council recently launched a new Community Tourism Initiative for the Diaspora which seeks to build on the legacy of The Gathering 2013. The Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring TD, officially launched the initiative, a joint partnership between Fáilte Ireland, IPB Insurance and the 34 Local Authorities, to provide an annual fund of €1m over the next three years to support up to 700 local community-based events and festivals each year around the country.

Commenting on the initiative, Waterford City & County Manager Michael Walsh said “Every year we support many festivals, facilitate forums and engage with citizens to support them in community events. We want to develop our communities to make them sustainable to live in, give people a sense of pride and belonging and encourage visitors and commerce.”

For more information visit http://www.waterfordcity.ie





Be Winter Ready

20 11 2013

Severe weather challenges all of us. Activities that we take for granted can become difficult or even hazardous when severe weather occurs. However, by taking some simple steps you can reduce the impact of such events.

Prepared by the Government Task Force on Emergency Planning, the Winter-Ready Booklet gives information on being prepared for winter and provides practical advice for coping during episodes of sever weather, as well as giving contact details of organisations and agencies that can provide guidance and assistance.

To download a copy Click Here

Source: Waterford City Council





Water Service Interruption

8 11 2013

Waterford City Council wish to advise that due to emergency repairs to a burst on the drinking water network, there may be temporary interruptions tomorrow Saturday 9th November 2013 from 6am to 6pm to the drinking water supply serving the following general area namely from Kilcohan Greyhound Stadium to Bracken Drive and including Ursuline Crescent, Cherrymount, Kilcohan Park, Prospect Mews, Avondale, Saint Herblain Park, Millbrook Court, Greenfields, Bracken Grove, Fairfield Park, Bracken Drive and surrounding areas.

Water will return as soon as practicable after works are completed. Waterford City Council apologise for any inconvenience incurred.

Source: Waterford City Council





Halloween Contact Numbers

29 10 2013

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 and patrolling the estate and surrounding areas over the coming days and for the entire Halloween period.

Should you notice waste for bonfires building up in the estate please report this to Waterford City Council on 051 849745.  You are also encouraged to report any anti-social behaviour or unusual activity to the Gardai on 051 305300.  Alternatively, you can contact the Greenfields Residents Association by email (greenfieldswaterford@live.com), on facebook or via Twitter (@GreenfieldsLive).

Additionally, please use the below contact numbers:

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

(Office Hours) -051 849563
(Litter Warden) – 051 849794 or 849531

(Out of Office Hours) – 051 849745 (Please note this number will be answered up to 10pm on Halloween Night and will divert to an on-call mobile number thereafter)

Waterford City Council

(Fire Services)

(24 hours) – 051 875556
Emergency Serivces – 999 or 112

An Garda Siochana
(Waterford City)

(24 hours) – 051 305300
(Duty Sergeant) – 051 305339
Emergency Serivces – 999 or 112





Halloween Waste

30 09 2013

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 environservices@waterfordcity.ie

This is especially important in the days 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.

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 the Greenfields Neighbourhood Watch Team will be actively monitoring the Greenfields area over the Halloween period, reporting any buid up of material to Waterford City Council and An Garda Siochana.

Source: Waterford City Council / GRA





Home Security Initiative

1 11 2012

A new Home Security initiative has been launched in association with Waterford Community Police, the Sacred Heart Community Action Group and the Sustainable Neighbourhood Unit Waterford City Council.  If you would like to make your home more secure you can obtain a chain lock and spy hole for your front door.  These items are of top quality and have been sourced through a reputable security firm and are Garda approved.

Should you wish to obtain a chain lock and spy hole the Greenfields Residents Association can provide you with these two items for a cost of €20.00 per set. Please note that if the occupants of the household are elderly the local Care and Repair programme will install these items free of charge. However, this offer is open to all households in Greenfields for only €20.00.

To register your interest and to obtain a chain lock and spy hole set today please email your details to greenfieldswaterford@live.com and a member of ther Greenfields Residents Association will be in touch to collect money and to deliver the products to your home.