Category Archives: Trim, Co. Meath

Trim, County Meath

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.

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 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.

Swift Cultural Centre – Notice of Question

8.5 Submitted by Councillor Trevor Golden

“In the interests of representation and balance, will Meath County Council be revising the articles of association or current appointments for directors of Solstice Arts Centre to reflect the addition of the Swift Cultural Centre in the Trim Municipal District?”

Response

The Articles of Association will be reviewed following the expansion of services to include the Swift Cultural Centre.

Meath County Council Launches #GoRemote Campaign


Meath County Council have launched its GoRemote campaign which seeks to highlight the opportunities for workers to do their jobs remotely either from their own homes or from a co-working hub.

Residents across Meath have the longest commuting times in the country with over 20% commuting over one hour to get to their jobs daily. This has a significant impact on not only their own lives but the quality of family life and the community around them.

Flat Out Coworking + Coffee – Trim

Special Speed Limit Bye Laws – Trim Ring Road Submission

As part of the Special Speed Limit Bye Laws review I have made a submisstion for the ring road (R154) in Trim.

  • Rin Road, Trim. (R154) – From the entrance at Eamonn Duggan to the river.

The review will take place over the coming months. The review will be carried out in accordance with the ‘Guidelines for Setting and Managing Speed Limits In Ireland’ published by the Dept of Transport, Tourism and Sport.

UPDATE: Due to changes by the department Meath County Council has this review on hold. The review will continue when the department issues guideance.

Funding Secured for R154 (Dublin Road) Pedestrian Crossing

Funding has been secured for one pedestrian crossing in the vicinity of St John’s estate towards the Knightsbrook Roundabout on the Dublin Road, Trim. There is no funding for a second crossing at this location therefore the exact location of the crossing being installed will be carefully considered following an engineering evaluation. The money will be coming from sustainable transport funding in 2021 therefore works will not commence until at least the second quarter of 2021.

This follows on from a 2019 Notice of Motion and subsequent Report on Pedestrian Safety Newtown Bridge & R154 Pedestrian Crossing.

NTA – Allocation Approval Trim MD – Meath County Council

Meath County Council made a submission to the NTA for funding of various schemes under the Stimulus Plan announced by Government last month.

The NTA have now confirmed the projects to be funded and the related allocation amounts and below is a list of the schemes relevant to the Trim Municipal District.

Road Number (or Street Name in Urban Areas)Location of Proposed SchemeProject Type and Brief Description

R-159-89EnfieldProvide new footpath to creche
Lackanash RoadTrimSignalised pedestrian crossing
R-158-0Summerhill Road, TrimReconstruction / renewal of defective footpaths or cycle tracks.
R-161-0Navan Gate Street, Trim,Reconstruction / renewal of defective footpaths or cycle tracks.
Enfield VillageVarious locations in the villageRecent walkability studies identified several footpaths, cycleways/lanes that need upgrading in order to become more user friendly to users, wheelchair users, buggy users, older people etc. 
Summerhill VillageVarious locations in the villageRecent walkability studies identified several footpaths, cycleways/lanes that need upgrading in order to become more user friendly to users, wheelchair users, buggy users, older people etc. 
R156Summerhill VillageReconstruction/Renewal of defective footpaths or cycle tracks
Ribbontail LaneLongwoodSurfacing new link to Royal Canal

Aura Leisure Centres – Trim & Navan

Meath County Council took a decision to close its swimming pool in Kells and libraries throughout the county on Friday. Given the escalating crisis and patterns experienced in other countries, Aura Leisure are planning on closing the Leisure Centres in Trim and Navan at 18:00 hrs this evening until further notice.