We in Lusk Action Group feel very strongly about the protection of nature, biodiversity and environment and we are engaging with Fingal County Council and other community groups to find ways of encouraging this. We saw recently how poor the hedgerow legislation really is and have been in contact with Minister Joe O’Brien regarding this. The Green Party have secured a commitment to fully review and reform the legislation so that it does actually protect our precious hedgerows, and that this protection is not subject to the morals of individual builders or developers. The builders of Fingal’s affordable housing scheme on Kilhedge Lane have agreed to postpone the removal of the hedgerow until after August. We have begun engagement with FCC regarding the building of an enclosed Multi-Use Games Area for our young people, including basketball court. Realistically, this will take a couple of years to deliver as funding for this will not become available until next January. We would like to sincerely thank John Fitzgerald of Foroige, who recently moved post to Blanchardstown, for all his amazing work with young people in Lusk over the last number of years and for his support and help since our forming. John has been a huge asset to our area and his energy and dedication never wavered. We wish him every success. Our loss is Blanchardstown’s gain. It is great to see work on Katie Hunt’s cottage, “Lusk Community Cultural Centre” well underway! This will be a wonderful amenity for Lusk in the future. Congratulations to Lusk Community Council for delivering this. We are enjoying the lovely flower tubs filled recently by Lusk Tidy Towns and the large flower tubs in the square which were done by FCC. Thank You! And the monthly community litter picks seem to be making a huge difference. Thanks to Willie McGee for all his hard work. We are encouraging everyone to “Adopt a Patch”, keeping an area near where you live tidy and clean. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to get your litter picking pack. Enjoy your Summer! All in LAG .