|Overall Developmental Approach: 2002
is welcome to the 2002 Tidy Towns Competition. Thank you for your
submission and well done on achievements at the Heritage Centre and
the launch of phase two of the development on 'Blooms Day'. We wish
you well in this initiative. We note with interest your areas designated
as sites for improvement. Congratulations on the financial support
you receive from the Business Association and the work of Residents
Associations for clean-up days. Your liaison with statutory bodies
will bear fruit over time. As you are aware, Dalkey enjoys an envious
location by sea with the island in close proximity and mountains on
your doorstep. Your historical heritage is a valuable asset which
is being admirably promoted. Well done!
|The Built Environment: 2002
works have been noted since last year and in-fill development is successful.
No doubt this is due in large measure to your diligent checking of
planning applications. Both churches are beautifully presented and
your heritage buildings are a unique feature of the town. 'Finnegans',
'The Dalkey Pharmacy', 'The King's Inn' are all beautifully presented.
The 'Dalkey Arts' property looked particularly well and is being considered
for the shopfront award. The Garda station also looks exceptionally
well and has been recently painted. The 'Select Stores' at the junction
of Railway Road and Tubbermore Road enjoys good maintenance. The 'On
The Grapevine' property was admired also as was the McDonagh premises.
Dalkey's built environment is a successful mix of old with the new.
trees make a significant contribution to the environment of Dalkey.
Well done on the replacement of trees also where necessary. It is
good to note the involvement of school children in looking after flower
beds. We look forward to the proposed landscaping at Dillon's Park
and the viewing area beside Coliemore Harbour. Likewise the development
of the overgrown banks at the DART station will be welcome. Flower
displays are a visual treat, particularly on a wet June day, of which
there have been so many this year. The green area in St. Patrick's
Square is tastefully landscaped.
|Wildlife and Natural Amenities: 2002
you could submit some details of what you have achieved under this
heading regarding the wildlife of the area. We note with interest
your reference to terns on Dalkey Island and the nesting area at Dalkey
Quarry. Outbreaks of wildflowers at the DART station were admired
and there seems to be a good variety of these. Well done on achievements
at Bulloch Harbour. You will need to be a little more vigilant regarding
weed control in this area
|Litter Control: 2002
control was quite good especially along Castle Street. Do send in
details of your litter management strategy. We note that you have
a series of clean up days throughout the summer
efforts regarding weed growth along kerbs and at the base of walls
have been noted. This is an important activity for the overall appearance
of Dalkey. You are aware of the difficulties caused by poster sites.
Don't lose heart, this will be resolved at some time in the future.
|Residential Areas: 2002
garden competition is successful, judging by the number of impressive
and well maintained gardens throughout the town. The entrance to the
"Private Grounds" at the junction of Leslie Road and Coliemore
Road could be improved. Single storey dwellings in St. Patrick's Square
and Avenue are charming. The 'Termon' development complements its
|Roads, Streets and Back Areas: 2002
done on the resurfacing of the church car park. Some nameplates need
to be refurbished, an example is the sign for Atmospheric Road and
Barnhill Avenue. One traffic island featured container flower displays.
Street furniture looked well, pay attention to the presentation of
service boxes also
|General Impression: 2002
you for the leaflet on your Bloomsday celebration, we look forward
to many repeat visits to Dalkey at this time of the year. The town
enjoys excellent presentation and promotion.