Revamp of George’s Avenue to commence on Monday 24th May 2021
DLR Council are currently finalising arrangements for improvements to Georges Ave that will start with resurfacing of the avenue and this will be carried out during the week of 24 May 2021 as far as possible in the evening/nights. The works are expected to take 3-4 days. Following the resurfacing, further public realm improvements will take place, with the aim of having the finished product available to George’s Avenue businesses by 7 June 2021 – in time for the recommencement of outdoor dining. Separately, negotiations are ongoing with the HSE with a view to making the unused outdoor space to the side of the HSE Clinic available to customers who would like a quiet area in which they can sit down and eat food purchased from Le Pastis and Mellow Fig.
Please note the Council timetable for next week (commencing 24 May 2021):
- Gully replacements along George’s Avenue Monday/Tuesday next week
- Resurfacing to take place on Wednesday. The Council are reviewing if it will be possible to do the entire road on Wednesday with a very early start (approx 7am) and work through the day. This may require coning off the parking on Tuesday. This would minimise the time it would take (but potentially make it more disruptive than it could be if carried out in smaller bites.
Blackrock Market continues to attract!
Potty Mouth’s 1st birthday is almost around the corner, and what better way to celebrate with brand new digs at Blackrock Market?
They started in the walkway next to Liath last June, however, you can now find them in the market opposite Veggie Vibe Cafe. Just look for the tropical jungle as you walk in the main entrance. They will be opening their new doors this Saturday 22nd June, after 5 months of lockdown. They also offer nationwide delivery across Ireland: www.pottymouth.ie
Some smiling faces to welcome you to Blackrock Market!
Not all Pasta and Pizza – Gelato now too!
Sisi Café is now serving Italian Gelato! Their Italian Gelato and Coffee Bar serves Morelli Ice Cream – Ireland’s Famous Italian Ice Cream – and they also serve Bristot Authentic Italian Coffee. Pictured above are Pace, Silvano, Rita and Enrico on their launch day!
RTE – “Open for Business”
Thurs 27 May 2021
Watch out for “Open for Business” at 7pm, Thurs 27 May 2021! Amongst others this programme will feature Blackrock’s Mellow Fig. Vivienne Janine and their team hope you will tune in!
Blackrock Athletics Club
Recently Blackrock Athletic Club has returned to group training. Over the past few weeks the senior, junior and juvenile sections have been getting back into the swing of things following the easing of COVID 19 restrictions. As well as having weekly challenges, the club has had members actively participating in lots of virtual events during the lockdown, maintaining motivation and staying connected.
Blackrock Athletic Club is an inclusive and supportive club that invites you to discover the benefits of joining a running club, become part of a thriving community and boost your physical and mental health in the process. For adults, the club caters from beginners (able to run circa 5k) to elite runners and includes fun runs as well as races. Please note, Blackrock Athletic Club has a waiting list for those born in 2008 or later but otherwise membership is open. Find out more about membership and keep up-to-date with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
Enterprise Ireland is providing funding opportunities to Irish-owned retail enterprises with 10 or more full-time employees who are looking to enhance their digital capability and to develop a more competitive online offer that will enable an increase in their customer base.
Funding of up to €40,000 is available for projects which aim to research and develop the company’s current and potential online presence and capabilities, target audience and brand.
Full details are available here: https://www.enterprise-
Applications close at 12 pm on Tuesday May 22nd.
DLRCoCo published the following on 4 May 2021 summarising the supports available to hospitality businesses in the County:
Hospitality businesses will find links to the 1) Street Furniture Licence Application (fee waived) 2) Outdoor Dining Grant, and 3) portal for requesting the Reallocation of Public Space for outdoor dining on the above page.
DLRCoCo have launched a new initiative and website this month – dlrBETA. The dlrBETA project aims to engage with the public and to assess submissions from the public on ideas that you have for small scale improvements to the public realm.
A dedicated new website – www.dlrbeta.ie – will act as a platform for sourcing good ideas from the public and seeing if DLR can turn them into small scale test projects.
The focus will be on very small-scale projects and we will be prioritising which ideas will be trialled in one specific location. The trials will be monitored and assessed for effectiveness and implemented where possible.
The nature of the project is that these will be very much trial interventions, being tested in the field, for a period of 3 – 6 months. The Council will then consider if the trial projects are in any way feasible for developing out on a wider basis over time. The Council welcomes submissions and suggestions from everyone!
The DLR Drug and Alcohol Task Force is preparing a new, post COVID-19 Strategic Plan, for the period 2022-25, and they hope that members of the community: parents, community and voluntary organisations, businesses, schools and relevant services, will take this opportunity to Have Your Say in helping to guide this strategy.
Further information about how they plan to get your views are in the attached pdf – click here. It includes the opportunity to make written submissions and also an invitation to attend online consultations.
Remember, to attend an online consultation, you will need first to be registered by going to the following link
ISA Autos is a family run business on Brookfield Terrace Blackrock. Established in 1988 ISA’s fully qualified mechanics combined years of experience provide a reliable and trusted space to repair any make and model of car and light vehicle.
New tyres, oil and filter change, brake pads, exhausts, pre NCT checks or a full service all available. ISA have an extensive range of space parts in-store and all the latest technology and diagnostic equipment.
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