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2018 Activities on the Green

posted 9 Apr 2018, 12:51 by BailisDowns Community   [ updated 9 Apr 2018, 13:09 ]

Bailis Downs Residents please READ and RESPOND to Provide or Decline general consent for events on the Large Green.

Either use a 'LIKEto indicate your general consent or PM / Comment on OUR Facebook Page posting which asks the same question 

OR reply YES / NO by text message to 086 896 1958.

We've been asked to allow Meath Local Sports Partnership to use part of the Bailis Downs main green for Multi Sport Events for children aged 6yrs to 12yrs. They would like to host one event per month from 10:30am to 12 starting Sat 14th April.

Last year's trial events had approx 20 children attend each small scaled sports activity, they were safe, controlled, insured and no car parking was required.


What does it cost to attend?
It's a FREE event

Do they pay to use the green?
No, they are volunteer's from local clubs doing this to encourage young children to be active.

Why on a Saturday Morning?
Most children will already be active in some sport on a Sat am and this is not aimed at them. It's for those not currently engaged with a sport, perhaps not interested or not able to attend those on offer elsewhere.

What Sports take place?
A bit a variety; athletics, duathlon, ultimate frisbee, tug of war etc took place last year but essentially only those activities that can be safely controlled on the green.

Are we paying for insurance?
No, we are not participating as a Residents Association. MLSP provides the liability insurance.

Who owns the land?
The Council, but in general the Residents can use it as they see fit provided it is with the general consent of those affected.

Why on Bailis Downs and not somewhere else?
This is a self defeating question since there currently is nowhere else locally which is flat, big enough, central to every local estate, close to public toilets, close to the Athlumney shopping centre car park, and not on privately owned land.

Please SHARE to any other Bailis Downs Resident ASAP.
We had little notice but it's a FREE event and it costs us nothing.

We need to reply to MLSP asap if it's going ahead or not.

reply YES / NO by text message to 086 896 1958.