We have begun a lovely project for the community this month. Over the next year, we will be developing a biodiversity garden, with the support of Fingal County Council and with the guidance of multi award winning gardener, Barry Kavanagh, who is famed for his wild gardens. The site, beside the Round Tower, already has some diversity, as most unused areas have. However, we will be enhancing the area using native plants and flowers and creating an even more diverse area for our wildlife. Fingal County Council are very interested in the project and are making a short film of its progress, as an example of best practice. This will be used on their website and social media. We are relying on ourselves and the goodwill of the community to do this work, so if you are a keen gardener or have an interest in biodiversity and you don’t mind a bit of hard work, please get in touch! We are hoping that within a year, we will have developed this enough to complete it with seating areas and a bin so that it can be enjoyed by the whole community. We opened up an online fundraiser for the Christmas lights last month which was a huge success. We have also secured funding from FCC, so we will be able to add to our lights from last year and bring even more sparkle to our lovely Lusk! We set up an organising committee for “Lusk Summer Festival 2022” and have begun the early stages of planning for this. We are hoping to make this a yearly event, held in June, for the whole community, young and old. Watch this space! If you would like to get involved in this, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call on 0863017842. We would like to congratulate Lusk Community Council on the delivery of the “Lusk Vision 2030” document and plan. We look forward to being able to assist in the implementation of this plan over the coming years.