Happy new year to you all,I hope 2011 is a better year for us all.
I am currently putting together the sub committee to represent Johnstown Athlumney in the All Ireland Community games.There is a meeting being held on Thursday 27th… of January at 8pm in my house,22 The Drive,Athlumney Abbey.There will be Representatives there from the Community Games council of Ireland to meet us and work with us.Johnstown Athlumney is now fully registered with them.We need volunteer’s to take part.
All training will be provided by the Community Games council FREE OF CHARGE.WE will also be discussing which activities that the Children will be taking part in.
I am hoping that we will have at least one rep from each estate to take part as I want to ensure that no child will be left out.So if you are interested or anybody you know in your area who may be interested ,please come along on Thursday 27th.
ALL ARE WELCOME.
Chairperson of JACC.
When we all last met in the courtyard,we spoke of hosting a Crime Prevention evening for the whole community rather than one estate at a time.I have now secured the Rugby club on Tuesday 19th October.The start time is 8:30pm.
Joining us on the night will be Sgt Dean Kierns ( county crime prevention officer ), our local community garda officers, members of the Joint Policing committee,The Mayor of Navan ( Cllr Phil Brennan ) and also an invitation has gone out to all our local Councillor’s and T.D’s to attend our public meeting regarding this serious issue.There will also be local media coverage on the night.
I am asking all J.A.C.C. members and Chairs of each resident association to spread the word in their own estates in regard to this meeting.To try and ensure a good attendance from their own estates. If you could pop info through all letter boxes,community pages,hang notice in front of estates to advertise night.I cannot express enough how important it is to have a good attendance on the night.It will be our only opportunity to have all relevant groups under the one roof together.
The best way to tackle crime is to work together as a community and to speak directly to the people who can make a difference.I feel it is important that the residents in our community should be heard.NOW IS YOUR CHANCE.Johnstown needs a sub garda station and I hope to high light this need on the night.
Please let me know your thoughts on this issue.
Chair of J.A.C.C