Last month, we had a meeting with An Garda Siochana and Foroige, to discuss issues of concern in Lusk. We would like to thank the community for their feedback regarding this. We discussed the growing need for more visible Garda presence, better and clearer opening hours of the Garda Station, the growing drugs issue in the town, concerns regarding break-ins and car theft, speeding issues, anti-social behaviour, especially at weekends, and vandalism, among other issues. The Gardaí share our concerns and we await further information from them regarding actions to be taken. They continue to advise the community to dial 999 if there are concerns. This ensures that all issues are linked to the Garda PULSE system, thereby creating essential data as regards the volume of issues in the town. This is the one thing that will ensure more Gardai in the future. To put this simply, if it is not reported officially, then it did not officially happen, and then nothing can be officially done about it. Reporting issues is essential to getting what we need in Lusk. We would like to extend our immense gratitude to The Progressive Credit Union for their sponsorship of Lusk Summer Festival. Last month we received an amazing €8000 from them, which makes running this great event so much easier for Lusk Action Group. Don’t forget to keep the day in your diary! Saturday 24th June. We have a fantastic music line up, a bigger and better children’s entertainment section, our Market stalls, food galore and much more! We are all looking forward to it. We are also delighted to see the new Ladies Shed up and running successfully. They meet in The Cultural Centre Mondays 10am till 12pm and Wednesdays 7 till 8pm. Wishing them every success! The first official community tree planting day happened last month and we would like to thank the tree sub-committee from the 2030 group, Fingal County Council, and the whole community for making this happen. Approximately 700 saplings were planted, the first of 2030 trees that will be planted as part of the Lusk Vision 2030 plan.