Save Sandycove Green!
Recently Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council approved a change to Sandycove Green, where the wider part of the footpath facing Newtownsmith will now be used for car parking.
To do this they will have to demolish the current wall and significantly widen the existing path so it can accomodate cars and also a new inner footpath, seriously reducing the size of the green itself.
Adding these spaces will only benefit a few local residents who have persistently lobbied the council, despite the limited resources available in this economic climate, and despite the fact that the money could be much better spent restoring the local baths - or for any number of more worthwhile purposes.
The green is a public amenity and should be available to all for recreation, sport, and of course the various fairs, markets and festivals that are staged throughout the year. These events bring in valuable revenue to the area and add to Sandycove's reputation as a local beauty spot.
If you agree that the green should be protected from this and also future development please sign this petition - let your voice be heard!
Thanks! Lou :-)
PS. We now have a website that you can access here. Please also check the blog on this site, and the facebook page Save Sandycove Green for updates!