Hampton Wood Estate Issues

A chairde.
I wish to make representations on behalf of the residents of Hampton Wood, many of whom have contacted me over the past two days in relation to ongoing issues in the estate including holes in the roads, sewerage problems, vandalised houses, and illegal dumping ( a matter I will bring to the attention of Dublin City Council). 
I am aware that the residents have been in contact with yourselves and forwarded you photos of dead rats, broken windows and holes in the road.   I would appreciate if this matter can be given serious attention as it is apparent to me that the estate is going into decline and the above mentioned issues have been outstanding for a number of months and only seem to be getting worse.  

Is mise le meas

Dessie Ellis, Teachta Dála Baile Átha Cliath Siar ó Thuaidh Guthán: (01) 618 3006 Riomh Phoist: dessie.ellis@oir.ie http://facebook.com/dessie.ellishttp://twitter.com/cllrdessieelliswww.dessieellis.ie

CE Schemes


Cllr Anthony Connaghan has criticised the decision of the Fine Gael/Labour Governments to introduce cuts to the community and voluntary sector. “This is yet another example of them not abandoning commitments they made while in opposition. The detrimental effect that cuts to community has in the long run are obvious to all in areas like Finglas. Many vital services and good

work will be hit by these cuts in areas such as Healthcare, Meals on Wheels, drug rehabilitation schemes etc.”

“ It is totally irresponsible to remove these services from the communities that need them most. We know that the money spent in these services actually saves the State money over time and by forcing these services to cease operation it will be the State that will need to step in and provide these services anyway. In 2008 the community sector was estimated to be worth €6.8 billion to the Irish Economy, three times the amount of State investment. These schemes play a crucial role in the creation and retention of jobs beacuase of the hugely beneficial training role of CE schemes in areas such as the provision of community childcare Given the current jobs crisis, and the infrastructure that has been built up over 20 years in the area the role of the community and voluntary sector has never been so crucial.” Concluded Cllr Connaghan.