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Speeding in Trim MD Villages – Notice of Motion

8.2 Submitted by Councillor Trevor Golden

To help address speeding we ask Meath County Council to road mark all entrances to
villages, where appropriate, in the Trim MD with the new high visibility road markings of
White/Red Background.

Response:

  • As part of the National Speed Limit review, we are currently awaiting new Guidelines on
    the proposed changes to the speed limits nationally.
  • These changes may also have an impact on the Traffic Signs Manual which gives guidance on road markings.
  • On receipt of these documents, we will review and assess locations and update markings
    where necessary.

Youth & Community Building – Notice of Motion

8.1 Submitted by Councillor Trevor Golden

To ask Meath County Council to review the use of the service yard and building on St.
Loman’s Street, Trim with a view to the area being made available for a youth/community
facility.

Response:
Meath County Council is undertaking a ‘Future Ready’ review of Operations staffing,
depot, and fleet resources to ensure continued efficient delivery of services across all 6
MDs in the longer term and in the face of particular challenges such as climate change.
This is a significant piece of work and should a depot be identified for potential relocation
this will be communicated to relevant stakeholders for consideration of future use of the
site.

Special Education Teacher (SET) allocation – Notice of Motion

10.3 Submitted by Councillor Trevor Golden

“Meath County Council notes the serious impact the resourcing of education may have in
Meath arising out of the new policy (Circular 0002/2024) on resource allocation for
children with additional needs that was issued by the Department of Education. Meath
County Council calls upon the Department of Education to pause the allocation model
until an impact assessment is done on children with complex needs accessing supports
and until there is adequate consultation with all relevant stakeholders.”

With reference to Kilbride National School motion passed and forwarded to Government.

Housing Estate Road & Footpath Condition Register – Notice of Motion

9.9 Submitted by Councillor Trevor Golden

“We call on Meath County Council to create and maintain a footpath and road condition register of all roads and footpaths in housing developments under the charge of Meath County Council.”

Response:
The roads in housing estates in charge of Meath County Council are rated and these are recorded on the Pavement Management System.

There is no up-to-date rating of footpaths in housing estates in charge of Meath Council as the methodology for rating footpaths is currently under review by the Department of Transport.

Trim – One of Ireland’s best-preserved Medieval Towns

Fáilte go Baile Átha Troim
Welcome to Trim

Trim, a designated heritage town in the heart of the Boyne Valley, is renowned as one of Ireland’s most beautiful towns and has something to offer everyone. With its famous monuments, beautiful streets, parks and walks, and summertime floral displays, it is a haven of relaxation and tranquility.

www.discoverboynevalley.ie/boyne-valley-drive/heritage-sites/trim-heritage-town

Céad Míle Fáilte.

Notice of Motion – Re-turn vending machine at Trim Recycling Centre

7 Notice of Motion
7.1 Submitted by Councillor Trevor Golden

To ask Meath County Council to liaise with the Recycling Centre Operator to install a Re-
turn vending machine at the Trim Recycling Centre.

Response
The Deposit Return Scheme, which is a producer led scheme, was rolled out from the 1st
February 2024 and incentivises people to return plastic drinks bottles and aluminium cans
so that they can be successfully recycled into new containers. The scheme is operated by
Deposit Return Scheme Ireland (DRSI) CLG, trading as Re-turn and with larger retailers
and some smaller retailers having installed Reverse Vending Machines, (RVMs) at their
premises to automate the deposit return process. Nearly 200 smaller retailers will
operate the scheme on a manual, over-the-counter basis.

The question of expanding the number of RVMs to recycling centres and other facilities
including sporting facilities is a matter which has been raised with the Department of the
Environment, Climate and Communications and it is understood that following the end
of the transition phase in June a review of the roll out will take place and any gaps
identified including possible roles for Local Authorities in locating such infrastructure
within the Recycling centres.

Notice of Question – Swift Cultural Centre Parking

6. Notice of Question
6.1 Submitted by Councillor Trevor Golden

Please provide an update on the traffic and parking management plan for the Swift
Cultural Centre

RESPONSE
The Council has been liaising with the Solstice Arts Centre who manage the Swift Cultural
Centre. They have advised that the Swift Cultural centre website lists the various carparks
closest to the centre and have asked visitors to refrain from parking in nearby estates.
Going forward, future tickets and ticket confirmation emails will have the carparks listed
similar to the Solstice centre tickets. It should be noted that the public are informed when
making bookings of parking arrangements for each of the centres.

Notice of Motion – Pedestrian Crossing on Ring Road

7.2 Submitted by Councillor Trevor Golden

To ask Meath County Council to review the provision of pedestrian crossings on the ring
road in Trim and present findings to members at an agreed date.

Response
The transportation department intend to review the provision of cycling and pedestrian
facilities on the ring road in Trim once the R161 Trim Navan pathfinder scheme has been
advanced in order to further support and facilitate an increase in modal share for walking
and cycling trips in the town. Once these have been developed, the Council will present
its proposals to the Trim MD Councillors.

Cllr. Trevor Golden – Independent – Vote No. 1 – #LE2024

Cllr. Trevor Golden - Independent - Meath County Council

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