Drive Safely This Halloween

Motorists are asked to drive with extra care tomorrow evening in and around Greenfields. Expect lots of Ghouls and Little Monsters trick or treating between 5pm and 9pm.

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Halloween Contact Numbers

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 & County Council on 0761 102020.  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 & County Council
(Environmental Dept. for removal of bonfire material etc.)

(Office Hours) – 0761 102020
(Litter Hotline) – 1800 201 501
(Email) – environmentalcomplaints@waterfordcouncil.ie

Waterford City & County Council

(Fire Services)

(General Enquiries) – 0761 099982
Emergency Serivces – 999 or 112
(Twitter) – @WaterfordFire

An Garda Siochana
(Waterford City)

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

EPA App “See it? Say it!” for iPhone

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

Weed Spraying

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.

Estate Clean-up Weekend 27th – 29th June

The Greenfields Residents Association supported by Waterford City & County Council plan to have an estate Clean-up Weekend from 27th – 29th June 2014.  This is our first Clean-up Weekend and encourage all residents to come out and lend a hand.  Clean up outside your house, your street and make a difference!

If you would like to take part then please email your name and address to greenfieldswaterford@live.com and an approved rubbish bag will be delivered to your house along with instructions of when and where to leave your rubbish bag for collection.

 

New Waterford Council Website

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

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

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