15th February, 2001
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
THANKS TO THE DOUGLAS GARDAI
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Sergeant David Treacy and all the Douglas Gardai for the hard work they did prior to and during the Christmas period in keeping the entrance to Belgard Downs clear of illegally parked cars. Their job is not an easy one and they were out in all weather ensuring that the entrance was kept reasonably clear.
Even though the problem still exists to some extent they did closely monitor the situation and it was much easier than in previous years to exit the estate.
Thank you for allowing us the space to highlight our problem.
Frances & Michael Lynch
Where would I get the following information: Re: Birth Certificate. We are sure that this person was born in, Knockaroura, I am not sure as to exact location i.e. the Town of Fermoy or Mallow. A letter was sent to County Cork, Ireland, requesting a birth certificate ,it was returned because we didn't have the exact address. So my question is where would it go? Hope you can help. Dan Mullane,13 Bull Run, West Nyack,NY 10994 USA. P/S This person name is John William Foley, Born Nov 10,1883, Knockaroura, Cork.
PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT IN OUR VILLAGE?
As a member of the concerned local citizens group it has fallen to my lot to publicise a forthcoming meeting with our public representatives to highlight a proposed development in our village and I would be grateful if you would give me some space in your magazine.
The proposed development consists of an expansion of the Douglas village Shopping complex to include a high rise multi-story car park. The entire existing car parking area would be covered and at it's highest is approximately 70ft. high, higher than the link Roadway. It is also intended to cover the river which will alter the ecological balance i.e. it will affect the wildlife in the area, the fish and thereby the flora and fauna.
This is a development of enormous magnitude and impact on a village like Douglas, who has ever heard of a village with a multi-story carpark and we would like it to be stopped now, at this the planning stage. The implications for Douglas village and future villages is tremendous, not only with traffic noise, nature but also - asthetically. Once a natural beauty is damaged it may never be recoverable.
Finally please note that you and anyone interested in opposing this proposed development would be very welcome to a planned meeting with our public representatives at 7.15 next Friday 16th February.
SEND YOUR LETTER INTO US NOW! CLICK HERE!!