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A New 'Greening Of Stoneybatter' Initiative Has Been Announced

By James Fenton

October 12, 2019 at 9:40am

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Fresh off the back of Stoneybatter being confirmed as one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world, a new initiative has been announced to make it even better.

Dublin City Council’s Parks and Landscape Services is launching a new plan to 'green' the area as part of an overall scheme to move towards a greener and more liveable city.

Speaking about the initiative, Suzanne O’Connell, of the Parks and Landscape Services said: “The plan for the greening of Stoneybatter will look at all aspects of improving the green environment including planting trees, cultivating small pocket parks, providing spaces for growing food and promoting native wildlife habitats. We are looking forward to working with the community of Stoneybatter area, those that understand and care about their local area in developing this plan. By working collaboratively, there is more chance to ensure the long term legacy of greening projects.”

The aim of the project is to help the area to become 'more resilient, healthy and attractive by reducing localised flooding, improving air quality, providing a home for wildlife, creating recreational and amenity spaces that encourage active living, community activities and positive civic life.'

A bit of a spring clean in the autumn, so to speak. You can find out more about the initiative and see how you can get involved here.

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