Santa's coming to Leopardstown Heights
Santa is making his list and checking it twice. it's a very, very busy time of year for him and he has rung and told us that he will be
calling to Leopardstown Heights on Sunday, 11th December.
Santa plans to set off around 3.30pm. We will meet him and bring him around to all the houses so
you can come out and greet him at your own garden gate.
The route will be: 3.30pm Murphystown Road > The Lawn >
4.30pm The Drive > The Park > The Court 5.30pm The Grove > The Green >
The View 6.30pm The Rise (all times are approximate).
Our AGM is on Wednesday 23rd November at the Step Inn, Stepaside. We encourage all residents to attend to help make our
estate a great place to live
All attendees will be entered into a draw for a €150 voucher for a Radisson Hotel
of your choice (one entry per household). All welcome.
Our agenda for the night will include Chairpersons address, update on whats happening in our estate, approval of revised
constitution and election of a new committee.
Click HERE to see note on revised constitution.
What's on in our area
This Saturday evening, 23rd July, Cabinteely village is holding its annual Crossroads Ceili. Started in
1949 this is the last remaining crossroads céilí in Leinster.
The Village Crossroads Céilí is an intrinsic part of Cabinteely,
providing an opportunity for the whole community to unite in traditional
music and dancing. It allows children to enjoy and experience our native culture. All welcome.
Tidy Districts Competition 2011
The Tidy Districts competition is run annually by Dun Laoghaire County Council to 'publically recognise the huge effort put in by local
communities in enhancing their environments and making them better places to live and work in.'
Leopardstown Heights has a proud record in this competition and was runner up in 2010. We're hoping
to go one better this year but we need your help to keep the estate looking its best.
Verges and grass outside houses are not the responsibility of the council. So if you are mowing
your grass please mow the outside verge, and if your neighbours is in need perhaps that too.
Mount Eagle Way is not the responsibility of the council but has no residents to take responsibility for it.
It is badly in need of volunteers to mow it now and then, so if you are mowing your front lawn, and your verge - perhaps take the mower around
to Mount Eagle way and give it a "hair cut" every now and then. As a primary entrance to our estate it projects a good image to all those who
pass through in addition to the judges of the Tidy Districts competition.
Click HERE to view our submission for this years compeition.
AGM 2011 - 22nd June
The Leopardstown Heights Residents Association AGM is on next Wednesday, June 22nd at 8pm in the Step Inn.
Its your estate so why not get involved, new participants are keenly needed. All are welcome. See you there!
Soccer Tournament 2011
Finals Day, Sunday 19 June - Timetable
Semi Finals Junior Teams
- 1:30pm - Aston Villa -v- Manchester United
- 2:00pm - Chelsea -v- Tottenham
Semi Finals Senior Teams
- 2:35pm - Valencia -v- Real Madrid
- 3:05pm - Rome -v- AC Milan
3:40pm - Toddlers Match
3:50pm - Teenage Match
4:30pm - Junior Final
- 5:00pm - Senior Final
5:35pm - Presentation of Prizes
Check out the results and league tables HERE
Our annual and much loved Soccer Tournament is upon us again. Starting Wednesday 8th June and culminating in a fantastic finals day on Sunday
June 19th this tournament adds great excitement and fun to the start of summer.
The tournament is divided into two groups for the warm up rounds.
Juniors aged 6 to 9 and seniors aged 10 to 14. The finals day will also include a toddlers match and a mixed teens (aged 15 to 17) match.
Team Managers Required - Transition year students and other volunteers are invited to help manage teams.
General assistance with pitch setup,etc - All help is gladly welcomed in getting the pitch ready for the matches.
The tournament is open to all residents of Leopardstown Heights and, as ever, supporters are an important part of the atmosphere
and are more than welcome both on the evenings and during the finals.
Click HERE to find out which team you are on and when you are playing
We ask all residents to show their support by renewing their membership of the Leopardstown Heights Residents Association. All residents are welcome
to join and all constructive feedback is welcome. Have your say through the website (www.lhra.info), on our Facebook page or at our meetings.
We are very greatful to our road reps for their assistance in collections the subs and we ask that you have the membership slip
and fee ready for when they call. Subscription this year is €20.
You can download a copy of the membership form HERE
Clean Up and Social Day 2011
14th May is the Leopardstown Heights Clean Up Day. We urge all residents to get involved and make our estate a place you're proud to call home.
This year there's added fun with face painting and bouncy castles on the green after the clean up. Bring a picnic, have some fun
and make a day of it.
Clean Up 12-3pm. Meet on the Green.
Also you should by now have received a flyer in your door notifying you of all Clean Up day details. Included with this flyer was an Oxfam bag.
This is a great opportunity to clear out your wardrobes of all those unwanted items and donate the to a great cause. Representatives from Oxfam will be
on the green during Clean Up day to collect any bags.
Newsletter, May 2010 |
LUAS Parking: URGENT HELP NEEDED
12 May 2010
A number of us have been busily working behind the scenes to move this topic on. We have now hit a wall and need your support to get attention to this ASAP.
There is a delay on the council responding to our request to propose a solution for parking with the LUAS. We need you all to send an email to your council reps to ensure that they approve that we can proceed as an exceptional case (because we already have spent the money in 1 part of the estate, therefore can be a non spend impact to review extension to rest of the estate). They meet again in June and if we miss this then it will be another 3 months before they even meet again.... let alone do something. Please just send an email.
Click Here for a Standard Email
PLEASE do sign up to our facebook page to keep abreast of news.
Click here for more parking background and discussion on facebook.
Clean Up Day 2010
Saturday April 17th was the day to get out and give our estate a good spring
clean! The sun came out and there was a great clean-up buzz around.
Some photographs here.
Kids and adults of all ages came out to take in the fresh air and
make the whole place a bit nicer. People did clean-up jobs on and near
their own houses and bigger communal jobs were also tackled. Rubbish
was picked up everywhere. Various walls and ESB boxes which needed
painting were done. A new planter was installed at the top of the
Green and artfully planted.
Encouraging biodiversity on the Green
is a goal for 2010 so our feathered residents weren't forgotten and
several bird-boxes were put into some trees on the Green. Cutting back
of overgrown hedgerow areas was postponed until after the nesting
season.A display of the wild flowers present on the recently
disturbed areas of soil was assembled and admired and added to by the
plans include a nature walk in June, further restoration of the
reseeded tract through the Green & bordering of a wildflower patch.
Leopardstown Heights on Facebook
LHRA Facebook page
AGM June 16th 2009, Step Inn 8pm 16th June. All welcome
Link to last years minutes available on the left of this page.
Well done to all who took part in the recent LHRA Soccer tournament.
2008 Fun Day Photos
Apologies for delay getting these available from the site.
See them here
2008 Fun Day
See the September 2008 newsletter
20 year celebration; fun for everyone, spot prizes and more!
2008 Tidy Towns Competition
Judging in July
Clean up evening Wednesday 2nd July - Click here for more information.
We did very well last year with a second prize in our category. Click here to see how it was judged.
A little effor on everyones part will pay huge dividends.
LHRA AGM June 24th
The LHRA AGM will be held in the upstairs
function room in Lamb Doyles, Tuesday June
It is planned that our community guard, local
councillors and the RPA will be in attendance.
To ensure a smooth running of the meeting
and that we get through the agenda strict
timekeeping will be enforced. Any lengthy
discussions will be postponed to the Q&A
session at the end.
See the June Newsletter second page for further details.
Click here for the minutes of the 2007 AGM
Click here the standard terms and conditions of the pay-parking scheme
which DLRcoco promote as the solution to nuisance parking.
Currently, this is probably 'the best available' solution, in that it
stops all day & visitor parking during business hours, however at the
last committee meeting many still feel it is not good enough as it
'invites' non-residents into the estate, is 'ugly', and residents with
more cars(at their residence during business hours) than space, would
need to pay and annual 40 euro fee for a permit to keep a car on the
roadside during business hours.
I think it's possible to push for a more complete solution, but this is
what the Council are offering for starters.
LHRA Soccer Tournament 2008
A big thanks to the Sports and Social organizers and all those who helped during the tournament!
Italy 1 Croatia 1 (Penalties Italy 2 Croatia 4)
Spain 2 Netherlands 0
Finals took place on Monday evening 23th June, weather mixed
Click here for the final score sheet...
Click here to see the Teams...
Scrub a Dub Dub! First 2008 LHRA Cleanup day took place on Saturday the 19th April.
Watch this space for information on future cleanup days.
Newsletter Archive available (see menu on the left) Requires Acrobat Reader
An Tasce National Spring Clean 2007
See the extent of the litter and graffiti problem in the estate
Spic & Span! Well done to all those who got involved in the cleanup. Click the link below to see the photos
Photos from the cleanup day