Rush Community Council AGM 2022
On Wednesday, 19 January 2022 at 8 PM over Zoom.
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Ros-Eo Community Preschool
“Ros Eo Community Preschool has been running for 30 +years. It is a nonprofit service and run by Rush Community Council. The preschool can facilitate for up to 44 children who are registered under the ECCE scheme. The service is open for 38 weeks of the year as per the school calendar. We are an inclusive service and provide preschool places for many nationalities and children with additional needs in our community. There are 7 staff in total employed in the service.
We facilitate student placements which allows them to achieve their childcare qualifications. We are a Tusla registered service and comply to theirs , Pobal, HSE and the DCEDIY (Department of Children Equality disability Integration youth) regulations and guidelines.”
Rush Community Centre
“The Community Centre is owned by the people of Rush and is run on their behalf by Rush Community Council Ltd. What was the Old Girls School is now a thriving Community Centre with four rooms for rent to the public. The centre has a manager who looks after the running on a day-to-day basis with 9 CE staff who work in the office, childcare and managing the rooms for different events. The CE staff are essential to the running of the centre. At present the centre follows Covid Government guidelines along with Fingal County Council Community centre guidelines. Over the past two years revenue for room hire is lower than previous years due to covid but a number of improvements have taken place to keep the building up to safety standard over this time.
The CCTV, Fire Alarm and Emergency have been updated with a 50% grant from Leader Fund. New front windows plus new side lights have been installed with a 50% grant from Fingal County Council and plans are in place to replace the hedge at the front of the building. New projector, screen and speaker system have been bought with 50% grant from Fingal County Council. We have received a grant approval to upgrade the wooden floors in the centre and this project will be carried out in the first quarter of this year.”
Rush Tidy Towns
For Rush Tidy Town’s report, please click here.
Rush Heritage, Arts & Tourism
For Rush Heritage, Arts & Tourism’s report, please click here.
Rush Christmas Lights Committee
Another year of the Xmas lights as passed and although the financing of the exercise started frustratingly slowly ,we were able to achieve our targets.
This in fairness was mainly down to our two main sponsors for the year ,The Guilty Goat and Supervalue , these donations on there own were very generous but also had the extra advantage ,with the use of social media of influencing others to donate.
The inability to host an event again this year was disappointing but in fairness was the proper course to take., hopefully next year we will be able to get back to some normality.
We like all volunteer groups are struggling to get new committee members on board , I cannot see this changing in the short term and it is becoming a big issue.
We did have some blackout out of lights the main one being on the square at the anchor.
The reason behind this has not be identified as yet but hopefully it is possible to repair.
Rush Text Alert
“The Text Alert system for Rush as been suspended for now. Modern technology has shown to be quicker and the Text Alert run from Balbriggan Garda Station is not as effective for Rush in its present format. We have held discussions with the Superintendent and local Garda to discuss an alternative format for Rush. Discussions are ongoing and we will try to have some new or updated model soon.”
Rush Senior Citizens
“Rush Senior Citizens Have not met much over last 2 years due to Covid.
We opened in September with few of our members attending About 15 to 20.
We had a small Christmas Dinner held in Community Centre Food provided by Strand Bar Which everyone enjoyed as it was small and covid safe.
Many thanks to Patrick and Katie Dempsey who served the meal.
We hope to reopen end of January 2022.”
Rush Development Committee
For Rush Development Committee’s report, please click here.
Rush Urban Framework Plan, Coastal Liasion and Rogerstown Park/Balleally Landfill
Please refer to the secretary’s report.