On Wednesday 14th April many AAfA members were greatly worried to hear of the possibility of the spacing between 1st and 2nd vaccinations being changed. Many members who were over 70 had not received their first vaccination and were concerned that we would have a situation where we had over 70s who were ‘the vaccinated’ and those who would be ‘still waiting’. We contacted all members who were on email and explained the situation and suggested the value of a speedy ‘campaign’ to our TDs. It was with great relief that we received a response on 16th from the HSE that stated ‘It is anticipated that all over 70s first dose will be substantially complete by the end of April and that all of this age cohort will have been vaccinated (both doses) by the end of May in line with vaccine supply.’ Thanks to all who supported this call to action – the impact will be really important to us all to enable us to meet again physically. We hope that by the time you are reading this that you will be well on the way to having your 2 doses. So let’s stay active in making representations – The Fingal Development Plan – It is time to make your individual submissions now. AAfA is delighted with the opening of the toilets on the peninsula. We urge FCC to have them available permanently. We also welcome the increase in benches in the area for sitting and socialising and seek more benches located in desirable places.Paths for walking and cycling - we request that they be segregated rather than shared for safety reasons - like the proposed new pathway from the Shoreline to the Tower. Newbridge Park is beautiful and well maintained, but with regard to pathways, there is an urgent need to put additional measures in place; to protect all users but particularly older and vulnerable people. If bikes used Bell or Yell, it would also make it safer for all users.Housing options – we each could write about this regarding good long-term planning for this community… please make your ideas known submit them. See the photograph for How to Make your Submission and start exercising your fingers ASAP. We can each make a difference.