During March 2017, the Council invited individuals and groups from the Lucan Electoral Area to submit their ideas through an online consultation portal and a series of public workshops in the area.
The Participatory Budgeting Steering Committee which is made up of Elected Members and Council Officials then reviewed and consolidated all the ideas into a comprehensive list in early April 2017. The review process involved identifying ineligible ideas and combining similar ideas which related to a specific location or overall theme.
Some of the reasons why a particular submission was not included on the shortlist are as follows:
- The project would cost in excess of €300K.
- Is covered by an existing Council Programme / Initiative / Grant
- Would require on- going operational costs
- Idea submitted provided by another service provider.
The recommendations were then brought for approval to the full membership of the Council at their meeting held on the 10th April 2017.
Local residents now have the opportunity to vote for what ideas should receive funding up to the value of €300K in the Lucan Electoral area from those shortlist below:
- Tree Sculpture, Waterstown Park, Palmerstown
- Playground in Waterstown Park, Palmerstown
- Youth Facilities Feasibility Study and Seed Capital
- Allotments in Lucan
- Men’s Shed at Esker Cemetery, Lucan
- New Pedestrian Bridge at Lucan Demesne – Feasibility Study
- Improved access to Church and Graveyard at Mill Lane, Palmerstown
- Feasibility Study for restoration of Silver Bridge, Palmerstown
- Street Sculpture in Lucan Village Centre
- Heritage Trail in Lucan
- Volunteer Public Park Guides
- Restoration of King John’s Bridge Griffeen Park, Lucan
- Christmas Lights in Lucan Village
- Free Library Book Banks in public places
- Study for Central Plaza /focal point in South Lucan
- Multi-use Games Wall in Lucan
- Fruit Tree Planting Programme
The next phase will involve a public vote which is scheduled to take place in May 2017. Voting will take place on- line at www.sdcc.ie/haveyoursay and at a number of locations in the Lucan Electoral Area. Details of voting dates will be available shortly on the council website www.sdcc.ie