Courtlands Residents Association Newsletter Spring 2010

AGM Our Annual General Meeting took place on 24th May. It was a lively and worthwhile meeting. The committee for 2010 can be found on the committee page of the website.

Traffic Lights Remember when exiting the estate to keep to the left hand side of the road in order to be seen by the sensor which changes the lights. The sensor looks like a ball on top of the lights. When your car is seen by the sensor a little red light comes on and the traffic light turns green for your car within seconds. This works for bicycles too. If a car proceeds to turn too far forward, or too far right, the sensor misses the vehicle and the lights fail to change until another vehicle triggers the sensor.

Clean Up This year Clean Up Day will be saturday 12th of June. This is an opportunity for all residents to come out and give the common areas a thorough tidy. A skip will be provided for the rubbish accumulated. As well as looking after the common areas we are encouraging all residents to come out on the 12th of June and tidy their front gardens and to clear an grass and weeds from outside their front walls


Mast The mast has been removed, at last, from the Home Farm grounds. Thank you to Home Farm for their cooperation and support on this. Remember that Home Farm have a function room and a bar if you need a venue for an event.


Subscriptions The subscriptions will remain at €35 for 2010. This money funds the general maintenance of the estate including insurance and landscaping. Last year the pedestrian entrance was improved by the installation of a seat. Every resident benefits from the work that goes into the upkeep of the estate and the subscription is modest for the amount of work done. We would like to thank residents who pay their subscription promptly and who volunteer their services. Members of the committee will collect the €35 subscription in June.


Sewer Problems There are ongoing problems with the sewers on the estate. We are having difficulty finding a map of the sewers, if anyone has a map, in particular, showing which houses share outlets it would be very useful. We intend to discuss the ongoing difficulties. Anyone with problems or ideas for improving the situation please contact a member of the committee.


Parking Inconsiderate parking is now a problem on our estate. We request all residents to be aware of the safety havard to all pedestrians but particularly to children and older people if a badly parked car obstructs the foot path and forces the pedestrian out onto the road. There are also difficulties with cars being parked on corners and on double yellow lines. A moment’s though makes life easier for everyone. This issue too will be raised with our local councillors.


Neighbourhood watch As part of the Neighbourhood watch programme, residents are asked to be vigilant. Any incident if immediate concern should be reported to the Garda emergency number 999. Less urgent matters of ongoing concern should be reported to Whitehall Garda station at 01 666 4500. Beware of bogus callers offering services who attempt to enter your house. Always ask for ID and phone their employer if you are in any doubt.


Ladders and Rods The Residents Association have 3 ladders and a set of rods that may be borrowed by contacting any member of the committee.

Letter Bins Letter bins should not be used for disposal of domestic waste.

Dog Fouling Dog owners have a responsibilty, both social and legal to clean up after their dogs. Just do it!

Volunteers Thank you to everyone who volunteered or helped out in any way in the past year.