Courtlands Residents Association Newsletter November 2012

Awards Courtlands have been awarded a “Highly Commended” Award in the Dublin North Central Area City Neighbourhoods Competition for 2012, another great achievement for the Estate. A new raised flower bed is planned for the pedestrian entrance which will further enhance the Estate.


Thanks We would like to thank Alan Harrisson, Deirdre Hendy, Brid Mc Carthy and Sandra Cunningham, who recently left the Committee, for all their help. Thank you very much. We are badly in need of new members even if you can only spare a small amount of time. Can you please contact any of the Committee or send us an email if you can give some help.


Neighbourhood Watch The number of burglaries is on the increase and there have been a number of burglaries of houses in Courtlands recently. Please ensure you have an alarm on your house and put it on even if only out for a short period and always at night. Keep your doors locked and do not open your door if you are unsure who the person is. Included with this newsletter are 2 leaflets from the Garda with advice. The Garda Neighbourhood watch team hold a clinic every Tuesday from10.30 to 12.00 in the Parish Hall to address issues of concern to residents and sign any documents needed.

The Sergeant in charge our Neighbourhood watch Programme is Sergeant Brian Nolan and Laura Sheridan and Martin Lynch are our community Garda. All incidents and suspicious behaviour should be reported and the registration of suspicious vehicles going round the estate should be phoned in. You do not have to give your name to report suspicious issues so there is no need to be afraid to report these. If there are any ongoing concerns which you feel are not be dealt with by the Garda please inform one of the committee, or email, and we will take this up with the Neighbourhood Watch Garda Team.

The most important element of Neighbourhood Watch is that everyone keeps vigilant and reports any suspicious behaviour. Also let your neighbours know if going away as this is very important.
The phone number for Santry Station is 6664000 and this should be used from now on in addition to the 999 number for more urgent matters.


Fun Day 2012 Despite a bad weather forecast and the wind and rain the Courtlands Fun Day went ahead on Saturday the 16th of June. The sun actually made an appearance to brighten up proceedings. The bunting adorned the trees in the park and watched over numerous events, including running, egg and spoon and sack races. Meanwhile a deadly soccer match was taking place between an eager group of lads of all ages! Residents of all ages gathered and a great day was had by all. A full report and photos from the day are on the website.


Clean Up Day The annual clean up day took place on 26 May and we would like to thank those who took part and did great work. We ask that as many as possible turn out to help on this one day a year as it makes a big difference to improving the estate for all to enjoy.


Football A teenage football tournament took place in the park on Saturday November 3rd and was a great success. We would like to thank all those who participated and a great day of sport was enjoyed.


Speeding There has been an increase in the number of cars speeding in the estate and this is putting the lives of our children and residents at risk. If you notice incidents of this get the registration of the car and report it to Santry Garda station. This will help keep our estate safe for all residents.


Bin Charges Residents will have received notice of amended charges from Greyhound. Please note that under Option 1 you will be charged by weight for every Kilo over 25 Kgs on black bin and 20Kgs.on brown bin. Charges for both bins have been increased and the weight restriction could increase your charges further. Please read the circular carefully and review other companies if you feel you can get a better deal based on your bin usage.


Clean up day The annual clean up day on May 28th was a great success and we would like to thank all those who helped out on the day. We encourage all residents to try and help on the day as it makes it easier to keep our award winning estate looking good the more people that help out on this day and throughout the year.


Christmas raffle/community events We are looking at having a Christmas raffle to raise funds for the estate. This will be exclusive to Courtlands residents. We are also reviewing other possible community events such as a Fun Quiz night and a Golf Outing. If anyone is interested in participating in a Fun Quiz or Golf Outing could you email us at or use the �contact us� tab at the top of the website. Based on the response we will see if there is enough interest to proceed.


Dog Fouling Dog fouling is still a major problem, particularly in the park, and we ask any resident who notices anybody not cleaning up after their dog to report it to the Dept. of the Environment on 2224640. This is the only way to resolve this ongoing issue.


Sewer Problems There have been ongoing problems with the sewers in the estate. As previously advised the following items should not be flushed or put down drains : Baby/facial wipes, kitchen paper, cooking oil, grease or pan residue. These items block the sewers and responsibility for clearing these blockages rests with the residents. See the information from Dublin County Council attached to this newsletter.


The following documents are available to download by clicking the below links.


Garda documents (WORD DOC)


Neighbourhood Watch (PDF)


Sewage 1 (PDF)


Sewage 2 (PDF)


Sewage 3 (PDF)