About Jack Chambers
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My name is Jack Chambers and I am a Councillor representing the people of Dublin West on Fingal County Council.
- I was honoured to receive such a strong mandate from the people and I am passionate about politics and the progression of solutions to the challenges that our communities face. I will continue to represent our community in an open and honest manner and will provide a proactive and committed presence on Fingal County Council.
- I was elected to the Council’s Audit Committee, the HSE’s Regional Health Forum, the Fingal Joint Policing Committee and the Blanchardstown Community Policing Forum. This will greatly help me to give better representation on the issues that affect people.
- I opened a Local Office in the Laurel Lodge Shopping Centre in my role as Local Area Representative and I am keeping this office open as a Fingal Councillor with regular clinics.
- I have been actively involved in many of the local sports clubs throughout my youth and I have have grown up in the Dublin 15 Area having attended St. Brigid’s National School. I have completed an Honours Degree in Law and Political Science from Trinity College and I am currently studying Medicine.
- I hope to provide active representation and articulate any local or national issues of concern to you. I can be contacted at 086-4177335 or firstname.lastname@example.org
I am appalled and shocked that a woman was assaulted in Tir na nOg/Carpenterstown park at the weekend.
Gardai at Blanchardstown are investigating a serious assault and attempted robbery of a woman in Carpenterstown last Saturday morning. A woman in her late 30s was threatened and assaulted while walking through Carpentertown Park at 7:30am. Gardai are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. Blanchardstown Garda Station can be contacted on 01-6667000
On Monday morning, I contacted the Operations Department of Fingal to inform them of what happened and I have asked that a significant cleaning up/pruning of the overgrown shrubery be undertaken ASAP so the park is more open and safer for all. They informed me that it is their intention to do this next week.
I will articulate this issue as an emergency issue at the Local Council Meeting this Thursday.
I am a member of the Community Policing Forum for Blanchardstown/Dublin 15 and I spoke to the Inspector of Community Policing regarding this incident and I have written to the Superintendent of Blanchardstown Garda Station regarding the absolute need for increased community policing in the area.
- I have contacted the Director of Operations in Fingal regarding the proposal to install lighting in Carpenterstown park and he has said it will be considered for next years schedule of works.
The recent planning application by Lidl for the redevelopment of the derelict site in the middle of Castleknock Village has been refused by Fingal County Council. Lidl have appealed this decision to An Bord Pleanala. There is an enormous level of community opposition to this proposal. Also all public representatives are unanimous in their opposition. The planning proposal would exacerbate chronic traffic issues in Castleknock Village and the surrounding estates and would compromise the Castleknock Architectural Conservation Area.
I recently supported a motion to install pedestrian lights on the Porterstown Road at the section of road at Castleknock GAA Club. Currently, the road has an uncontrolled pedestrian crossing which needs to be upgraded to the proper system of traffic management which will be safer for all. This upgrade will progress next year subject to funding.
I was delighted to attend the opening of St. Catherine’s Park on the evening of Wednesday the 21st of May. It is a brilliant amenity for everyone in the community and it is a symbol of the huge level of community activism in progressing this over the last number of years.
I have made representations to Fingal County Council to clean up the overgrown foliage and trees along the road to St. Catherine’s Park from Laraghcon which obstructs proper pedestrian fluidity.
A number of residents have contacted me about their oversized or overgrown trees on the public roads/area around their home that need to be pruned/inspected by the Council. There is a Winter Works Tree Program every year that commences in the Autumn/Winter period. It is important to have your tree inspected before this commences. You can register your tree for inspection if you contact the Operations Department on 01-870 4599/CasMulOpArea@fingal.ie or feel free to contact me if you have any questions/queries.
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