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©2019 by Cllr Sorcha O'Neill.

Community and Causes

Improving community networking with the PPN Network

To help improve community networking, I ask that the council facilitates the PPN network to have a speed dating style introduction evening for all its members and that the PPN produces a monthly newsletter which would describe its output and feature one member per month in detail. I requested the PPN work program for the year, expected output and goals for 2019 please and to outline the service level agreement from the PPN to the council and its members

Naas Community First Responders

I helped setup, fund raise and train to be a fully qualified Naas Community First Responder.

Nás Na Ríogh Active Retirement Group

Most recently I assisted with the start up of an additional Active Retirement group in Naas. This group known as the Nás Na Ríogh Active retirement group have been going from strength to strength with over 75 members who meet bi monthly for talks, socialising, games, classes and other outings

Naas Neighbourhood Greenway

To assist the project leaders of the Naas Neighbourhood Greenway, I motioned the council to apply for funding from the CIS Community Involvement Scheme in 2018.

Naas Tidy Towns

On behalf of the Tidy Towns group, I asked if the council allow Tidy Towns group to paint the traffic light boxes around Naas or if they could allow an artist to redecorate them as like others in Dublin and neighbouring counties.

The Autism Experience

In 2017, I requested that this council invites and facilitates the autism roadshow called "The autism experience" currently presented from AsIAm.ie This is currently on show within the libraries network.

Monread Dog Park

On behalf of community requests, I proposed the installation of a Dog park in the Monread park. The project is on hold due to local opposition but will be looked at again when the total redesign on the layout of the park is done in 2019 / 2020

County Wide Circus Wild Animal Ban

I put forward a motion to Kildare County County to ban on all wild animals in circus on public land in Kildare

Lost Pets

To help rehome unwanted and abandoned animals and reduce the put to sleep rates, I asked that the council creates social media accounts for The Pound to assist with the locating lost pets and the re-homing of abandoned animals.

Irish Guide Dogs

I facilitated and supported Irish Guide Dogs to expand services and fundraising in Naas and County wide

Festivals

Motioned the council to work on or facilitate a community pooling of resources for festivals in the county. This is to reduce the financial burden and resources on items regularly used such as flags and bunting.

Fleadh Cheoil Festival

Supported the finance of Local Property tax to help the first time the county Fleadh Cheoil Festival has been staged in Naas this May.

#MakeWayKildare  People with Disabilities

Last year, I asked Kildare County Council to support the establishment of an annual national “Make Way Day” campaign and to promote it locally. The #MakeWayKildare national campaign recognises that people with disabilities have the same right to use and enjoy public spaces that we all share. 

A bridge for Sallins National School

That the council liaises with Tullamore Municipal District Council regarding the process involved and the cost of the pedestrian bridges they provided across the canal in Tullamore, with a view to preparing quotations for the same at Sallins National School.

K Leisure : Subsidies for retired and over 65

That this council writes to the Management of K Leisure in the county requesting that persons retired or over 65 years receive free access or a substantial discount to use the swimming pools in their establishments, as like Dublin City and South Dublin County Council operated leisure facilities offer.

K Leisure : More Parking

I am also delighted that due to persistent representations about the need for more car parking at K Leisure in Naas that the council has confirmed that they have identify a revenue stream to expand the car parking at this location.  

UN convention on rights of personas with disabilities

I put forward the motion to write to the Minster to expedite the UN convention on rights of personas with disabilities