I have spoken to a number of residents of Trimelston Gardens and the surrounding areas, particularly those who overlook the green. Most people are in favour of up-lighting the cypress tree on the green both as a visual amenity and a mechanism to tackle congregation beneath it.
I have raised this matter with the Council, but the Manager’s response (see below) is that it will actually encourage anti-social behaviour. I know that there has been some drinking under the tree at night, but I think that lighting the area would discourage rather than encourage it.
I would be very interested to hear anyone’s thoughts on this subject – you can contact me directly by clicking here, or post a response below.
Minutes of the Dún Laoghaire Environment, Culture & Community and Housing Area Committee held in the County Hall, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire on Monday, 22 March 2010 at 4.00 pm
Lighting of Tree at Trimleston Gardens
Question: Councillor B. Ward
“To ask the Manager if the cedar tree on the green at Trimleston Gardens could be up-lit at night?”
Trimleston Gardens is a small open space with a boundary wall around the perimeter. It is considered that lighting the cedar would be inappropriate at this location and cause additional maintenance costs to be incurred.
In addition lighting in small unsupervised open spaces such as Trimleston may lead to an increase in anti-social behaviour in the location.