Skerries Cycling Initiative’s first cycling festival took place on 22 August. It was a lot of fun and definitely something to build on it, going forward. We started off the day – a lovely one weatherwise – with a 5km and a 25 km cycles from Skerries Mills carpark. People of all ages and abilities, just as we hoped for, took part. This was to be a day for celebrating cycling as a healthy normal way of getting around, whether by you chose a simple one speed bicycle or something sleeker.
Undoubtedly the most eye catching and eyewatering entrant was Robin of Donabate’s Alpha-7 Velomobile, seen below as he chats with Brendan Grimes and Dermot Higgins.
Let’s celebrate cycling! Skerries Cycling Festival 22nd August
A festival to celebrate the Freedom Machine!
The good news: There will be a one-day Skerries Cycling Festival, even though the four-weekend Skerries Summer Festival had to be cancelled for 2021. Skerries Cycling Initiative (SCI), part of Skerries Community Association, with support from Fingal County Council and Skerries Mills, is holding its first ever cycling festival and invites you invites you to come along.
The Skerries Cycling Festival will be all about encouraging people to integrate more active travel into their daily lives so that they can enjoy the fun and other benefits of cycling.
A planning application [ Ref. F20A/0218] has
been lodged with Fingal County Council for Phase 1 of a development on a site at Milverton (on right
side of road after exiting Skerries under railway bridge). Phase 1 relates to 7 hectares (17
acres approx.) of the overall 11 Hectare site.
[Phase 2, covering the remaining 4 Hectares (10 acres approx.) is to be
the subject of a separate planning application.]
BusConnects Local Information Session Monday 3rd September, 3:00pm–7:00pm Skerries Community Centre
Concerns have been expressed in this part of Fingal that the proposed new arrangements for bus services will bring no improvements and could mean a worsening in service levels.
Proposal for Skerries is to cancel both 33 and 33x, with only a 33a (renumbered 285) to Swords.
The Skerries Community Association would urge residents to attend the Information sessions and perhaps more importantly to make their views known to BusConnects by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or completing their online survey.
You may want to also find time to attend the SCA AGM at 8:00pm in the Skerries Community Centre.
The “AGM Invitation 2018 & Skerries Community Association Report September 2017 to 2018” flier will soon be delivered to households in Skerries in advance of the 2018 AGM in the Little Theatre, Skerries Community Centre, at 8 PM on Monday, 3rd September 2018. If you won’t receive it because you have a ‘No Junk Mail’ sign (we could quibble over whether or not it’s junk mail, but our deliverers won’t) or if you just want to be early, you can view it here.
NOTICE is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of The Skerries Community Association CLG (SCA) will be held in the Little Theatre, Dublin Road, Skerries on Monday the 3rdof September 2018 at 8 pm to transact the Ordinary Business of the Company, that is to say: –
To confirm the Minutes of the last Annual General Meeting
“Helping to make a great town even better” is the the byline of the Skerries Community Association, but you can help make your own street, club, or community group even better by organising or taking part in a Street Feast on Sunday, 10th June 2018.
Street Feast is a neighbourhood street party that will be hosted by neighbours all over Ireland at the same time, and it’s taking place across the country on Sunday 10th June 2018. Over 1,300 Street Feast events were held nationwide in 2017, with over 120,000 people taking part. (See here to sample the flavour of the day.)
This 10th of June at around 12 noon, communities across Ireland will sit down for a feast to celebrate community. They can be anywhere really – out on the street, in a local park or in your front garden.
Under the World Health Organisations (WHO) Age Friendly Cities & Counties Programme, Skerries received its Age Friendly Town status in 2014. As part of this process, older people were asked to have their say in matters of concern to them. In Skerries, one of the issues preventing people from staying involved and connected in their community was transport.
As part of the Skerries Age Friendly Town Initiative, the Age Friendly Skerries committee, with the support of Flexibus/LocalLink, is proposing to look at ways to support older people to stay connected in their local community, in particular to look at the transport needs of older people and how we might address these needs locally.
To build this picture we need your help. We would like to invite you to take part in an Age Friendly Community Transport Consultation/Workshop to be held in Skerries Rugby Club on Wednesday, 25th April, from 10.00am until 2.00pm.
Join us at Skerries Educate Together NS at 2–4 PM on Saturday, 28th April 2018.
The Skerries Community Association invites you to drop by to meet representatives of your local community organisations, learn more about clubs and groups in Skerries and to find out how to get involved in shaping our growing Skerries Community.