PERSON OF THE YEAR
A great night of celebration was had in the Crowne Plaza, Santry on Saturday 22nd November last when Minister for Finance, Brian Lenihan TD presented the ISIA Community Person of the Year Award to Canon Robert (Bob) Jennings from Newcastle.
The award which is sponsored by Securitas is awarded to people who work for the benefit of their community.
Needless to say Canon Jennings is a most deserving recipient. Over the years he has contributed so much to the local community not just in his role as rector but also as advocate for those with special needs through his work with St. Catherine’s and Sunbeam House Services and also for his ongoing concern for the welfare of his neighbours and members of the community.
He is a long-standing local historian and his most recent book “Newcastle Down The Years” has already sold over 600 copies with all funds raised going to help the refurbishment of the Community Centre.
It is fitting that Canon Jennings has been recognised on a national scale for his contribution as he is an inspiration and example of what good citizenship is all about. Many congratulations and well done from everyone in Newcastle.
LIGHTING OF TREE
At 7pm this Friday evening 5th December, the lights on the Newcastle Community Christmas Tree, which is sponsored by Newcastle Residents Association, will be switched on.
There will also be carol singing (weather permitting) and all are welcome to come along and join in the festive cheer.
REVIEW OF PLAN
Wicklow County Council are currently seeking submissions in relation to the review of the County Development Plan and the formulation of a new plan to cover 2010 to 2016. More information is available on the Council’s website www.wicklow.ie/planning.
If you have any particular issues that you would like included in a submission please email email@example.com or alternatively submit your views directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for receipt of submissions is 5pm on Tuesday 23rd December.
First Responders in the Newcastle Area are currently seeking new volunteers. You must be over 18 years and a car owner. Full training (weekend course) will be given.
The First Responders share a rota and attend emergency calls in Newcastle and surrounding areas withing a 3 mile radius.
If you would like to volunteer for this important local service or find out more about First Responders please contact Declan at 086-1905391.
Come along to the market over the next few weeks and taste some cakes and puddings and then place your order. The Market continues each and every Saturday in the Community Centre from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
Peter and Eileen Barker with Eileen and Kevin Byrne in Greystones Rugby Club at the dinner and opera fundraiser for the club.