STAPLESTOWN VILLAGE DEVELOPMENT
You may be aware that a number of proposals
for housing development in the village of Staplestown are
currently being discussed with planning officials of Kildare
County Council. Most of these developments are at pre-planning
stage. However, one development located beside the cemetery
on the village has been granted planning permission. This
development comprises 6 dormer bungalows. Other developments
in the vicinity of this permitted development have been
At the Eastern end of the village at Staplestown
cross roads and opposite the G.A.A. Grounds, two other developments
are being discussed at pre-planning stage with Kildare County
Council officials. Both proposals are interlinked and comprise
the construction of 12 units of Social housing plus 48 private
houses. Kildare County Council have entered into a contract
with the owner of these lands to purchase land for the housing
project. A planning application for this private development
has recently been submitted.
To provide water and sewage service to such
developments Kildare County Council officials are examining
the feasibility of upgrading the existing water supply and
constructing a central sewage treatment plant in the village
with a projected capacity of up to 195 new houses.
As most of these proposals are at the pre-planning
stage it provides an opportunity for the community to influence
the future development of our village and surroundings.
Proper planning of our village's development will improve
the amenities for those who live or work in the village
or those who visit or pass through.
What would you like to see developed in Staplestown
Village? Would you like proper footpaths, better parking
facilities, a community center, better lighting, a streetscape
with trees and flowers? More housing, shops or industrial
activity? Whether you are a native of Staplestown or one
of the many individuals and families who have established
a home in the area, the development of the Village must
be of interest to you. At the up coming Annual General Meeting
of the Tir Na Mona Staplestown area this topic will be discussed.
Everyone in the community is welcome to
attend and your views and comments sought. The venue is
St Kevin's GAA at 7.3Opm Wednesday 7th of November 2001.
ALL ARE WELCOME
The prizes and prize-money
of the Coill Dubh - St.Kevin's lotto will change for the
draw to be held on 7th January 2002. This is due to the
Euro Changeover. Details of these changes are available
in this month's issue of the MONA and from any committee
Congratulations to Joe & Christina Fox on winning £100 in
our October monthly draw. With only one monthly draw left
the tickets are becoming scarce. To avoid disappointment
of not being in the draw contact any club member as soon
as possible. The Monster Draw will take place in the clubrooms
on Saturday 8th December 2001.
The prizes are as follows:
5 prizes of £250
The ticket number is limited
to 400 so you would stand a very good chance of having £10,000
for Christmas 2001.
Congratulations also to Jennifer Ward & Mark Brady who were
engaged recently. The couple celebrated with their family
& friends in the clubrooms. Best of Luck for the future
to them both. The Sports Hall as always is available for
any groups, sporting or otherwise. The clubrooms are also
available for any smaller groups, parties or meetings.
Art classes are held in the
Hall each Saturday morning. Dancing classes are held every
Monday evening. All children are more than welcome to attend
On Monday the 29th October
a container left Dublin for Mozier in the Chernobyl area
of Belarus. On board were a large number of food parcels
and patchwork blankets (all lined) donated by Gwen Grogan
and friends. This container load will be distributed to
the Children's Hospital, the General Hospital and the orphanage
within the next three weeks. I'm sure lots of thanks will
go to Gwen & Co. from the children who instead of going
hungry and cold will now be full and warm.
Congratulations to Niamh Lane
of Gilltown on winning the Reel competition in the All Ireland
and International Championship in the RDS on Monday 29th
October last. Niamh won from a group of 150 contestants.
We all wish you congratulations on your fantastic achievements,
Thanks go to Niamh's teacher Carmel Sommers (of the Carmel
Sommers School of Irish Dancing in Clane) and to Pat Cosgrvoe
of Dowlings for loaning the hall for dance practice.
The next major championships will be in Ennis next March
where Niamh will dance in the U15's age group and we wish
her continued success.
The mobile library will visit
Staplestown on Thursday the 15th and Thusday the 29th November
from 11.50 - 12.30pm.
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