Delmege Park Community Clean-up 2013

Posted 10 years ago, 18 Jul 2013 by Cathal Mc Carthy Profile Cathal Mc Carthy

As part of our efforts for this years Tidy Towns the Moyross Residents' Alliance has been busy throughout June and July cutting the grass on the greens in Delmege Park and weeding & planting in St. Francis Community Garden. "We're entered into Tidy Towns for Delmege Park again this year as there can be no disputing who is responsible for starting and maintaining our community garden; the Moyross Residents' Forum wanted to take credit for it and even tried to stop us from entering last year, but we were having none of it. " said Tom Daly, Chairperson of the MRA "We created that garden on the derelict site that was left after the Council demolished 3 perfectly good mid-terrace houses in 2009. The Moyross Residents Forum is a limited company and membership is by invitation only, they are not accountable to residents and don't even hold open AGM's, this so-called residents' forum helped the Council to trick residents into agreeing to have the houses knocked even though the MRA had handed in a petition and a list of names of suitable tenants that want to move into the houses (see: Majority of Residents Want to Stay) because they were left living next to burnt out ones. " I even voted for it myself as everyone at the meeting thought they were referring to the burnt-out houses at the entrance to Delmege Park. And if that wasn't bad enough, the new proposals for regeneration have the garden gone and the homes either side of it knocked so that they can build a community green, are they mad or what? "We have a lovely community garden and good neighbours and that's the way it's going to stay. If the Council think that they are going to take what we've built from us they'll have a fight on their hands.We won't tolerate anymore efforts by the Council to destabilise our ares and demoralise our residents. I want to thank all the residents that gave of their time to clean-up Delmege Park and I would encourage residents throughout Moyross to start similar projects" said Mr. Daly