A music stage will be constructed in Dame Court as part of the St Patrick’s Festival from Saturday the 15th of March to Sunday the 16th of March. During this time there will be a number of parking restrictions and road closures in place. Please click here for more details.
Thank you to all members that attended last week’s Luas Cross City consultation briefing in European Union house. The enclosed link shows the preferred option for the position of the north bound stop. Closing date for submissions is Friday 14th March, 2014 and can be made to email@example.com or posting to Dawson Stop Public Consultation, Luas Cross City Public Information Office, Unit 17 Royal Hibernian Way, Dublin 2
There will be a number of road closures, parking restrictions and traffic diversions in the City Centre during the St Patrick’s Festival from the 14th-17th March 2014. Please see the event schedule for further details.
Luas Cross City works will begin on Dawson Street on Tuesday the 25th of February. Please click here for an information graphic and map detailing alternative access routes for Dawson Street.
Dublin City BID CEO Richard Guiney met with Robert Steel New York City Deputy Mayor to Michael Bloomberg last year to hear about the ways in which New York had successfully addressed issues around crime and anti-social behaviour and had managed to stimulate economic and population growth and investment in a city that is now setting a trend for other urban centres in North America and around the world. Dublin City BID similarly works to improve Dublin in economic and quality of life terms, taking ideas and inspiration from international best practice. We believe that the success achieved in cities like New York can be replicated here in Dublin.
Enclosed is a copy of the Deputy Mayor Steel’s presentation on economic development and improving New York City’s quality of life which can be viewed here.
Following a risk assessment by Dublin City Council’s Flooding Advisory Group, held this morning, at which the effect of predicted tide levels over the coming days was assessed, the precautionary protection measures currently being put in place will remain so, until at least after Saturday’s high tide at 12.18pm. Tomorrow’s high tide is due at 11.30am. The predicted tide levels are marginally lower than those predicted yesterday.
The precautionary protection measures consist of :
- The 1 tonne sandbags which were put in place at Clontarf to deal with the January high tides have remained in place in anticipation of this weekend’s high tides.
- Large capacity pumps will be put in place at Clontarf to assist in dealing with potential flooding.
- Depending on the wave action the Wooden Bridge at Clontarf may be closed.
- The car parks along the promenades at Sandymount and at Clontarf will be closed and pedestrian access points sealed.
- There is a possibility that Strand Road and Beach Road in Sandymount will be closed due to wave overtopping.
- 1 tonne sandbags will be put in place and pumping will be put in place at Stella Gardens. This follows interim works carried out at the location.
- The Boardwalk along the City Quays will be closed tomorrow evening, Thursday January 30th and will remain closed until at least next Monday February 3rd, at which stage a review will be conducted.
- There may be lane closures on Victoria Quay and on Wolfe Tone Quay due to localised flooding. Additional preventative drainage measures have been put in place at these locations since the January high tides to minimise the risk of road flooding.
- The River Tolka flood gates are being put in place.
- The flood defence gates on the River Dodder will be put in place tomorrow evening, Thursday – January 30th and will be reopened after Saturday’s high tides have passed.
- Flood protection measures will be deployed at Beatty’s Avenue, Ballsbridge.
- Pumping arrangements are being put in place at Macken Street / Cardiff Lane.
Dublin City Council is liaising closely with an Garda Síochána and with Met Éireann and a further risk assessment will be carried out tomorrow morning.
We would ask that people please stay away from sea walls and not go close to them to take photographs. This is extremely dangerous and places an unnecessary and additional burden on the Emergency Services.
Property owners at risk of tidal flooding, particularly in the Clontarf and Sandymount areas are advised to protect their properties. Suitable guidance on flood protection measures can be found on the website www.flooding.ie
Dublin City BID is investigating the possibility of introducing a Group Waste Scheme for the BID area. This is in direct response to feedback from members who have experienced difficulties with waste collection.
In the UK, similar schemes have worked with great success when operated by BID companies, providing savings and better control to the business community through effective partnership with a waste contractor. We believe this could also provide an important part of the solution to waste management problems, making the city centre a more attractive place for customers, ensuring a quality and on-time collection regime and offering a cost saving for BID members.
Any expressions of interest from Waste collection companies can be made to Gerard Farrell, Operations Manager at 01 633 4680 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Valuation Office posted final Valuation Certificates to commercial ratepayers in Dublin City which all businesses should now have received. The new valuations came into effect from 1st January 2014 and will form the basis for commercial rates in 2014 and following years.
If you are not satisfied with the stated valuation of your property, you can appeal to the Commissioner of Valuation. Following an appeal, if still unhappy, you can appeal to the Valuation Tribunal and following that go to the High Court on a point of law. Appeals to the Commissioner of Valuation must be made between 31st December 2013 and 8th February 2014.
Details on how to make an appeal are on the Valuation Office websitewww.valoff.ie, the website also has further information about the revaluation process. You can email the Valuations Office at email@example.com or call 01 8171001 between 9:30 am and 5:30 pm Monday to Friday.
Dublin City Council at their Annual Budget meeting last night struck their new Annual Rate on Valuation (ARV). The new ARV for 2014 is .257. This means that to calculate the total rates payable for your premises multiply the Valuation Amount shown on your Valuation Certificate by .257. For example a Valuation of €5,000 multiplied by .257 equates to annual rates of €1,285.
A request has been received from PD Film Productions Ltd. for the temporary closure of the following roads to facilitate filming:
Dame Court and Dame Lane, Dublin 2 from 06.00hrs on Monday 10th February to 24.00hrs on Wednesday 12th February 2014.
Traffic Management Plan:
Traffic on Exchequer Street wishing to travel on Dame Court & Dame Lane to South Great Georges Street will be diverted via South William Street, Mercer Street Upper, Noel Purcell Walk and Aungier Street.
Traffic on Trinity Street wishing to travel on Dame Lane to South Great Georges Street will be diverted via Andrew St, Church Lane and Dame Street. Pedestrian and local access will be maintained.
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