The Estate Management programme was launched as a pilot initiative in 1998, as part of the local government modernisation process, which acknowledged the need for citizen engagement in decisions that impacted their lives and those of their communities.
The programme has developed to cover 12 local authority areas across the County. The groups submit yearly service plans that includes works to be carried out in their areas, this is funded by the Council and carried out by the groups in partnership with Council departments.
Regular monthly meetings assist with planning and co-ordination and the fruits of respective efforts are displayed annually in Community Awards, Tidy Districts and Pride of Place.
The net result is sustainable maintenance and development of the physical and natural environment, which in turn impacts and enhances the quality of life for all residents, the stated goal of this fruitful partnership process.
The County Fora
Volunteers representing the 12 Estates and participating in estate management make up the Fora Committee. The committee, along with a dlr representative meet regularly to discuss ideas and proposals. Training for volunteers is also provided annually subject to the availablility of funds. The groups are always looking for volunteers so if you live in the any of these areas and would like to participate, please contact the groups below.
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Estate Management Fora
c/o Mounttown Community Facility, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
T: 01 214 5665 l 087 602 6883
The 12 Fora Estates are:
Ballyogan Estate Management Forum
c/o Ballyogan Parish Hall Ballyogan Ave, Dublin 18
T: 087 160 1443
Cois Cairn Estate Management Forum
Cois Cairn Youth & Community Facility, Cois Cairn, Old Connaught Avenue, Bray, Co Wicklow
T: 01 282 3631
Glasthule Buildings Estate Management Forum
c/o Community Building, Glasthule Buildings, Co Dublin
Goatstown Close Estate Management Forum
T: 087 644 2250
Hillview Estate Management Forum
c/o Hillview Community Resource Centre, 33-34 Hillview Grove, Ballinteer, D16
T: 085 186 9487
Kilcross Estate Management Forum
c/o The Resource Centre, 1 Kilcross Way, Sandyford, Co Dublin
T: 087 151 1124
Loughlinstown Estate Management Forum
14 Loughlinstown Drive, Loughlinstown, Co Dublin
T: 01 2822 425
Meadowlands/Fitzgerald Park Estate Management Forum
c/o Mounttown Community Facility, Meadowlands, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin
T: 085 833 7457
Moreen/Blackthorn Estate Management Forum
T: 087 121 1921
Sandyford Park/Bearna Park Estate Management Forum
Sallynoggin Estate Management Forum
c/o Sallynoggin Youth & Community Facility, Church Place, Sallynoggin, Co. Dublin
Shanganagh/Rathsallagh/Clifton Estate Management Forum
c/o Shanganagh Park House, Rathsallagh Avenue, Shankill, Co. Wicklow