Close to €300,000 set to benefit areas in Dublin South Central

by Rachel Darcy

Almost €300,000 has been allocated to the Crumlin, Kimmage and Lower Drimnagh area in the Dublin South Central 2019 Discretionary Fund.

The funding will contribute to a number of projects within the area, from community events to the establishment and repair of vital infrastructure in the locality.

Crumlin Men’s Shed will be given €5,000, while €10,000 is being allocated to family-friendly Halloween events.

It is expected that €30,000 will be spent on ‘Smart Bins’ in the shopping precincts around Crumlin and Drimnagh, while mobile CCTV cameras to combat illegal dumping will have a spend of €18,000.

Up to €25,000 will fund the reinstating of damaged concrete plinths at Derry Park, Kells Road, Clogher Road and Cashel Road.

One of the biggest spends will be on extended public hours of Crumlin Swimming pool, at €27,000, in addition to €35,000 being spent on public domain projects in Crumlin and Kimmage.

The largest sum – some €50,000 – will be spent on an assortment of projects, including dog fouling initiatives, pavement proofing, illegal dumping, Halloween clean-ups and planters. Funding has also been provided for several other projects.

Speaking on the funding, Cllr Pat Dunne (Ind) said: “I am pleased to report that after months of discussions and negotiations in which I strongly advocated for the area, the list of local projects and public domain improvements were agreed at an Area Committee meeting.

“This funding is in addition to the normal budget for the area. There are many other projects that also deserved funding, but alas there was only so much funding available.

“I will continue to lobby hard for the local area.”

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