Lusk Vision 2030 and  St Patricks Day

Lusk Vision 2030 and St Patricks Day

The Community Council wants to thank all our public representatives and community groups for supporting the ‘Lusk Vision 2030’ project. Minister Joe O’Brien did a virtual launch of the project on 2nd February and this kicked off the online survey, while many other local and national repre-sentatives came out in support of the project. The launch video is available on YouTube- search for luskvision2030. Other information will be added to this YouTube channel over coming weeks. To date the response to the online survey has been excellent, and the level of intertest shows the desire for people to have their say in the future of Lusk. This survey was followed up with a series of vir-tual workshops at the end of February with community groups, and an open community meeting on Feb. 20th.‘Lusk Vision 2030’ was commissioned by the Lusk Community Council, and is being pre-pared by consultants AP+E with Miriam Delaney & Tara Kennedy. The feedback from the commu-nity engagement will help identify and formulate strategies for the long-term development of Lusk town centre, to improve the quality of life of residents. The information and strategies emerging from the ‘Lusk Vision 2030’ project will be submitted to Fingal County Council as part of the con-sultation phase of theFingal Development Plan 2023-2029 which kicks off in March 2021. A two month public consultation process will start on 12th March and this will be for submissions and ob-servations to be submitted from all interested persons and bodies, on what is to be included in the draft of the new plan. The Community Council will also be encouraging everybody interested in the long term development of Lusk to also make their own submissions. The Fingal Development Plan is a very important document and strong community engagement is critical. As our consultants liaise with the community in Lusk to understand the issues that we face, they will better understand what are the priorities for the town and how to present new ideas for the town. This will all feed in to our own Lusk Vision 2030 Action Plan for our town which we will continue to promote and implement over the coming years.This will be the first time that Lusk has had the opportunity to create a “community first” voice and vision for our town. The Lusk Vision 2030 will be a collective vision that needs your community input. Celebrating the New 2021 St. Patrick’s Day -2021 will be the second pandemic St. Patrick’s Day, without parades or gatherings as we look to Protect Each Other and Suppress The Virus. No doubt St. Patrick would approve that we prioritise each other. However working with Fingal County Council, the Community Council has prioritized the lighting of the Round Towers and this now is emblazoned with key Covid Messages. We are so lucky to have a magnificent historic Round Tower complex that can be illuminated like this. Prior to St. Patrick’s Day, the 16th March is National Flag Day and the Lusk Community Council will also be highlight-ing the background to the design of the National Flag by THOMAS FRANCIS MEAGHER, da-ting back to 1848. It will be mounting the Tricolour at at number of locations in Lusk to literally fly the Flag for our town.
‘THE WHITE IN THE CENTRE SIGNIFIED A LASTING TRUCE BETWEEN ORANGE AND GREEN. I TRUST THAT BENEATH ITS FOLDS THE HANDS OF THE IRISH CATHOLIC AND THE IRISH PROTESTANT MAY BE CLASPED IN GENEROUS AND HEROIC BROTHERHOOD.’ THOMAS F. MEAGHER, 13 APRIL 1848.

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