Election 2020 – Congratulations!

Well done to all the local candidates who put body and soul into a tough 4 weeks’ campaigning, and congratulations to those who made it over the line – Richard Boyd Barrett, Ossian Smyth, Jennifer Carroll MacNeill and Cormac Devlin.   We look forward to working with our public representatives during the lifetime of the 33rd Dáil.

Big Blackrock Survey

Blackrock Business Network has partnered with iReach Insights, a Blackrock based independent Market Research Agency. We would like you to participate in an online survey we are conducting to gain feedback from our valued residents and visitors to Blackrock Village to help shape the future of the area. On completion of this survey each participant will be entered into a draw to win 1 of 5 Gift or Shopping Vouchers worth €50 each. We would like as many people as possible to take the survey,so please take the time to complete the survey.  Please also circulate to family and friends in the area.The Big Blackrock Survey went live last week. You can access the survey by clicking on the following link:  https://bit.ly/37FX4Aj

Blackrock Connect Day

We in the Blackrock Business and Community Network are very conscious that connection with friends, family and colleagues is a very important part of well-being.  Sadly, for one reason or another, not everybody is lucky enough to easily achieve this connection.  Many are older people who have left the workplace and find themselves somewhat isolated.  We are delighted therefore to put on the first of what we hope will be a succession of connection days where people will be invited into Blackrock Village to reconnect and to enjoy some hospitality, pampering and friendship.  This first Connection Day will take place on Friday, 28 February 2020 and we extend a warm invitation to anybody who would like to come along.

Leprechaun chase cancelled

Photographer Paul Sherwood paul@sherwood.ie; 087 230 9096 www.sherwood.ie Free Repro – Paul Sherwood Photography Blackrock Leprechaun Chase, Blackrock, Co.Dublin. March 2019.

Despite our best efforts, it has proved impossible to find person or persons to project manage this year’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations, including the Leprechaun Chase.  Consequently and with great regret, we have had to pull the plug for this year.   
We are hopeful however that we will be in a position to restart the national holiday activities next year as it would be a great shame to abandon these events that bring so much to the local community.

Blackrock Gardai

Blackrock Gárdaí have asked that people call Blackrock station if they observe any suspicious activity in the area, as in the recent past there have been a number of burglaries, especially in the evening time.  The number to call is 01 666 5200

Separately, the Gárdaí are very keen to promote services that are available to the more mature persons in our community.  Where older persons are unable to make it to their local Gárda station to have forms signed – advice and/or stamping of documents will be provided at a person’s home.  Where minor household repairs are required, Southside Partnership in conjunction with Age Action Ireland provide a free Care and Repair Service in the DLR area.   See the details below for further information.

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