To: TD Darragh O'Brien, TD Alan Farrell, Cllr. Eoghan O'Brien, Cllr. Anthony Lavin, Cllr. Brian McDonagh

Leave Sonesta Green Alone.

A Chara,
Please halt any plans that may be in place to destroy Sonesta green with a resurfaced area and outdoor gym equipment.
Sonesta green is just over 500m away from Malahide Demesne, which has all of the amenities planned, already built and installed on those grounds. A 7 minute walk.
There is no need to put the extra equipment and unnecessary resurfacing on the green area in Sonesta. The green is used by so many people for so many reasons. Many of the older residents use it to get their exercise, the younger residents use it for relaxing and recreational games e.g. rounders, frisbee and many childrens games. Yoga and exercise classes are regularly seen taking place there.
There are wildlife that use it for resting on as they pass, Black-tailed Godwit, Brent Geese among others. The green is amicably shared equally among all nearby residents as things stand. Adding these unnecessary and mostly unwanted (from talking to a lot of people in the area) would cause an uneven balance for them.
Before anything goes ahead, I would urge you to speak with the residents in the estates and areas around it and find out their opinions.

Why is this important?

This is another attempt of forcing something that nobody asked for and is not required.
There is currently a similar set up of equipment and resurfacing in Malahide Demesne, Robswall and Seabury.

- The Village Green, New Street, and the attempts of the 'sky walk' and paving Bridgefield are examples of the previous rail-roading that has been attempted or achieved in the past.

It is not a requirement to have every single green area laden with rubber mats and metal equipment.
When there are so many projects being forced up on us without any discussion, it is time to point out how important a discussion is.
Please help stop the attempt of this going ahead by asking for it to be halted until there is more discussion.

Sonesta, Malahide Demesne, Malahide, Co. Dublin, Ireland

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