Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr. Paul Gogarty announced the winning projects for this year’s €300K – Have Your Say campaign at a results ceremony in the Round Tower, Visitor Centre – Brú Chrónain, Clondalkin.
Speaking at the event Mayor Paul Gogarty said
“Participatory budgeting allows local people to have a direct say in the running of their local communities, putting them at the heart of how decisions are made. This initiative is about enabling people to have a greater voice on local priorities. We want to give local people the opportunity to vote on investment in their area, to shape the services they use and address the issues that are important to them in their community. I am delighted to say that the people of the Clondalkin Electoral Area responded to this initiative with some fantastic ideas for their community. ”
230 submissions were received during the consultation process with 24 projects shortlisted for the public vote. The voting took place between the 15th and the 27th of May and over 1,500 digital/paper ballot votes were cast. We are pleased to announce the 15 winning projects below.
- Renovate Porto cabin for the Clondalkin Men Shed (Votes 556)
- Pedestrian Link between the Round Tower and Corkagh Park (Votes 567)
- Restoration of Old Nangor Road Water Pump (Votes 518)
- New Christmas Lights for Clondalkin Village (Votes 511)
- A Community Orchard, Clondalkin Electoral Area (Votes 483)
- Planting Flowers across the Bawnogue Area (Votes 418)
- Irish Signs for Clondalkin (Votes 474)
- Safety and Inclusivity Study of Clondalkin’s Public Spaces (Votes 417)
- On-Street Bicycle Pump, Clondalkin Village (Votes 395)
- Bottle banks and recycling facilities for Cherrywood (Votes 364)
- Acoustic Piano for the Rathcoole Community Centre (Votes 347)
- New Play Ground, Forest Hill Estate, Rathcoole (Votes 351)
- WiFi Activated Self-Guided Walk of Historical Trail of Clondalkin Village (Votes 357)
- Gym Equipment and Activities for Rathcoole Community Centre (Votes 345)
- Welcome to Clondalkin Hedge Signage (Votes 343)
Participatory Budgeting is a now annual initiative run by South Dublin County Council and is a local democratic process that facilitates citizens in a local community to directly decide how to spend a portion of a public budget in their area.
We would like to thank everyone from the Clondalkin electoral area who submitted ideas and those who voted for the various projects in this year’s campaign.
The successful projects will be completed by South Dublin County Council in 2019.
For further information on how the €300k Have Your Say participatory Budgeting process works, visit https://haveyoursay.southdublin.ie/
Pictured: Mayor Cllr. Paul Gogarty with members of Clondalkin Tidy Towns