You may have spotted a sign outside Ratoath National School saying that the Fairyhouse Road was due to be closed for 10 days. This information was not correct and the road will not be closed for 10 days. The sign has since been changed to:
Tuesday 10th – Fri 20th Sept
major road works ahead
They will be able to do the basecourse under traffic lights, HRA will need a closure for 2/3 days with a detour in place. Keep an eye on the sign for latest information.
Meath County Council launched its Green Dog Walkers initiative on Monday 17th July 2013 at a gathering of dog-owners, community groups and local residents in Ashbourne.
Green Dog Walkers is a Regional programme involving South Dublin County Council, DunLaoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Fingal County Council, Wicklow County Council and Meath County Council. The initiative aims to tackle the problem of dog fouling in parks, in housing estates, playgrounds, beaches and all public areas.
You may have noticed it's a little easier to find your way home of late? We recently had all the signs in the estate professionally cleaned to remove years of grime. Just one of the ways BMML is working hard to make The Old Mill a nicer place to live and improve the value of your home.
If you want to get in touch with the Directors of BMML, you can email us at our new address firstname.lastname@example.org. Emails are answered by a volunteer member of our Board who will endeavour to respond within two weeks.
It's a problem that gets on lots of people's nerves - the scourge of dog owners who don't clear up after their pets. So, what can be done to rid streets and parks of their mess?
The signs are easy to spot - the flattened deposit bearing the imprint of a shoe, the anxious parent quickly steering their offspring to one side, the man repeatedly wiping his foot on the verge as if kick-starting a decrepit motorbike.
I spotted this on a recent trip to Chicago and it struck a chord. The folks from The Morton Arboretum who posted this sign calculate that "homes in neighborhoods with mature trees sell for at least 10 percent more than in neighborhoods without trees." That's got to be good!
For more reasons to plant and protect our trees, check out the "Every Tree Matters" page from The Morton Arboretum website.
You may have seen the ads for Ulster Bank Rugby Force, which is an initiative sponsored by Ulster Bank to encourage rugby clubs to develop their grounds and facilities. One club from each province has already been selected for a prize package and a further sixteen clubs are being put to a public vote.
The club that receives the most public votes will win a fifth package. Ratoath is one of the sixteen clubs facing the public vote.
The winning club will receive a prize package consisting of a grant of €5,000 and a training session hosted by an IRFU coach and two international players.
Voting opened today and continues until the 24th May. To vote please go to www.ulsterbank.com/rugby and click on the RugbyForce link.
Each person can vote once.
It would be of enormous assistance to the Club to win this very valuable prize. At the moment new changing rooms are being prepared in Jamestown to be ready for the start of next season. A new lawnmower is being bought to assist with the ongoing maintenance of our pitches. And work must be done to the pitches over the off-season to prepare them for next season.