Orange Cone Safety Zone Week

Every year there are hundreds of incursions into roadworks which put road workers lives at risk and lead to deaths and serious injury, this has spurred local authorities from around Ireland to join forces to take action.

A campaign Orange Cone Safety Zone Week, which has its focus on the lack of awareness of some drivers that roadworks are a place of work for thousands of people and that all of us have a right to expect a safe working environment, is being launched by local authority Road Safety Officers from around the country.

The campaign is been launched on a very fitting day, April 1st (April Fool’s Day) , the message being that only a fool would speed through road works’ sites.

Jemma Jacob, Road Safety Officer, said,  “For some reason a small minority of drivers still find it acceptable to put road workers’ lives in danger by not taking care when they go through roadworks. These adverts are about reminding road users that road works are like any other work place, and that our workers have just as much right to work in a safe environment. The message is clear A line of cones won’t stop a speeding car but you can. We know you want to get home but so do our workers – See the cones, obey the zones.”

Fergus Galvin, Head of Roads, said “Improving safety at roadworks takes real collaboration across the roads industry, and I am delighted that these companies have come together to jointly support this campaign. It epitomises the spirit of co-operation that exists in our supply chain on this important issue as we continue our work to ensure that nobody comes to harm as a result of working for us – which is what our health and safety strategy ‘Aiming for Zero’ is all about.”

 

DRIVERS

If you drive a vehicle, at some point you’ll drive through roadworks. Follow these safety tips:

  • Adhere to the speed limit on display.
  • Follow the temporary road signage in place.
  • Stay alert for the roadworkers and machinery.
  • Keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front.

DO NOT BREAK THE RED LIGHT OR IGNORE A FLAGMAN STOP SIGN!!

 

 

ROADWORKERS

The following are key elements of temporary traffic control management in roadworks:

1. Training

All persons working on roads should be trained on how to work safely near public traffic namely by completing the health and safety at roadworks on Roads (1 Day) and/or Signing, Lighting & Guarding (3 day) course.

2. Make yourself visible

All workers should always wear high-visibility clothing during roadworks.

3. Traffic Management

Suitable traffic management must be in place to safeguard workers and members of the public.

3. Work Areas 

Must be clearly marked and must be protected with buffer or safety zones.

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Temporary Road Closure – L20265, An Rinn

Notice is hereby given that Waterford City and County Council, in exercise of its powers pursuant to Section 75 Roads Act 1993, will close the following public road from 29th April to 2nd June 2019 to facilitate works to Ring Helvick Water Supply Scheme.

 

Road to be closed

  • L20265 An Rinn, Co. Waterford

Diversion Route

  • Via Public right-of-way to the south of the upper reservoir site, the L6112 (Faha road) and the L2026 (Seanphobal Road)
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Local Elections 2019 – Change of Polling Station locations

Some polling stations are changing location for the upcoming Local/EU Elections 2019, on May 24th 2019.  These will be outlined on your polling cards and appear here below for reference.

  • In the polling district of ‘Dungarvan Rural’, those previously voting at the Dungarvan Youth Centre will now vote at The Fusion Centre, Dungarvan.  The townlands affected are outlined below.
    • Booth 1 – Ballyduff beg; Ballyduff; Ballyduff More; Ballymacmague East; Ballymacmague North; Ballymacmague South; Ballymacmague West; Ballyneety; Gliddane More; Kiladangan; An Crompán – The Burgery; Ballinure; Ballycoe; Ballygagin (Crawford).
    • Booth 2 – Ballynamuck Middle; Ballynamuck West; Bawnabraher; Bawnatanovoher; Bawncarrigaun; Boherard; Boithrin na Mhullean; Burgery; Carrowncashlane; Cluain Garbhán Abbeyside; Cluain Alainn Abbeyside; Cluain na Gréine Abbeyside; Coolnagour; Curraheen Commons; Duckspool; Gorteen; Joulters Park; Kilossera; Knockateemore; Knockboy.
    • Booth 3 – Lacken; Lackenfune; Leacain Fionn Thoir; Lisfennel; Loughananna; Luskanargid; Mapstown; Middlequarter; Newtown; Ringcrehy; River Lane, Abbeyside; Skehanard (Humble); Sligaunagh; Springmeadow; Springmount; Touranore.
  • In the polling district of ‘Portlaw’, those previously voting in the Portlaw Community Hall will now vote at Portlaw National School.  The townlands affected are outlined below.
    • Booth 1 – Ballycahane, Ballyvallikin, Beallough, Beechwood Grove, Coolfin Gardens, Coolfin Grove, Coolfin Meadows, Coolfin New Houses, Coolfin, Coolfin Wood, Currahgataggart Clonea, Glen House, Guilcagh, Kilmovee, Knocknacrehy, Lahardan (Kilmeaden), Lahardan (Portlaw), Bridge Street.
    • Booth 2 – Brown Street, Carrick Road, Church Court, Church Road, Clashganny, Clashroe, Clonegam, Connolly Road, Coolroe, Cúirt and Chlochair Portlaw, Cúl Rua- Queen Street, Cúl Rua – Upper Brown Street, Curraghmore, George’s Street, Gort on Chlochair.
    • Booth 3 – Killowen, Knockane, Main Street, Market Square, Mayfield or Rocketts Castle, Mountbolton, Oakville – Church Road, Queen Street, Talbot Terrace, William Street, Woodlands – Ash Road, Woodlands – Beech Road, Woodlands – Oak Road, Woodlands – Pine Road, Woodlands – Elm Road.
  • In the polling district of ‘Newtown Kilmeaden’, those previously voting at the Kilmeaden Village Centre will now vote at Ballyduff National School.  The townlands affected are outlined below.
    • Booth 3 – Adamstown, Blacknock, Carrickadustra, Dooneen, Fán Glas, Kilmeaden,  Kilmeaden Village Centre, Lisnakill, Loughdaheen, Mountcongreve, Powersknock, Raheens, Whitfield North, Whitfield South Waterford.

More information is available on our Local / EU Elections website – www.waterfordcouncil.ie/elections

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Dúnadh Sealadach Bóthair, An R674, An Rinn

Tugtar fógra leis seo go bhfuil sé i gceist ag Comhairle Cathrach agus Contae Phort Láirge, ag feidhmiú de réir a gcumhachtaí de bhun Alt 75, Acht na mBóithre 1993, an bóthar poiblí seo a leanas a dhúnadh ón 25 Feabhra go dtí an 19 Aibreán 2019, chun gur féidir tabhairt faoi oibreacha ar Scéim Soláthair Uisce na Rinne-Heilbhic:

Bóthar atá le dúnadh:

  • An R674, An Rinn óna acomhal leis an N25 ag Crosaire na Rinne go dtí a acomhal leis an L2036 ag An Léith, An Rinn.Bealach Eile:
  • Beidh trácht ag dul ó thuaidh (sé sin ag teacht ón Rinn agus ón Sean Phobal) curtha ar mhalairt slí ar an L2036 An Léith, an L6131 Bóthar an tSeanachaí agus an N25.
  • Beidh trácht ag dul ó dheas (sé sin ag teacht ó Dhún Garbhán) curtha ar mhalairt slí ar an N25; an L2036 An Léith; an L6131 Bóthar an tSeanachaí; an L6112 Bóthar an Fhaiche agus an L2026 Bóthar an tSeanphobail
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Dúnadh Sealadach Bóthair, An L20265, An Rinn

Tugtar fógra leis seo go bhfuil sé i gceist ag Comhairle Cathrach agus Contae Phort Láirge, ag feidhmiú de réir a gcumhachtaí de bhun Alt 75, Acht na mBóithre 1993, an bóthar poiblí seo a leanas a dhúnadh ón 29 Aibreán go dtí an 2 Meitheamh 2019, chun gur féidir tabhairt faoi oibreacha ar Scéim Soláthair Uisce na Rinne-Heilbhic.

Bóthar atá le Dúnadh

  • An L20265, An Rinn, Co Phort Láirge

Bealach Eile

  • Ar an gceart slí Poiblí ó dheas ó shuíomh an taiscumair uachtaraigh, an L6112 (Bóthar an Fhaiche) agus an L2026 (Bóthar an tSeanphobail)
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Restricted Opening Hours – Waterford Dog Shelter, 27th March

RESTRICTED OPENING HOURS
Wednesday, 27th March, 2019

Please note that Waterford City and County Council Dog Shelter, Bilberry, Waterford will operate restricted opening hours on Wednesday, 27th March 2019.

For enquiries and access to the Shelter, please telephone 0761 10 20 20 or e-mail contact@waterfordcouncil.ie

Waterford City and County Council regrets any inconvenience caused.

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3 x Job Opportunities – APPLY NOW

We’re hiring – we now have 3 vacancies open and the closing date is Friday, March 29th 2019, 4pm

  • Assistant Health & Safety Officer
  • Assistant Engineer
  • Civil Technician, Grade 2

View all documentation here: http://ow.ly/Of5f30o2x92

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Emergency Road Closure – L1031 Kilcannon Road, Cappagh

Waterford City and County Council hereby give notice, in exercise of its powers pursuant to Section 75 of the Roads Act 1993, will close the following public road from Monday 25th March to Friday, 12th April, 2019 to facilitate the carrying out of emergency works.


Road to be Closed

  • L1031 Kilcannon Road, Cappagh, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

Diversion Route

  • R671 Clonmel Road, L1032 Modeligo Church Road and L1031 Glen Road Upper
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CPO No. 1, 2019 – Frank Cassin Wharf, Waterford

The Waterford City & County Council (hereinafter referred to as “the Council”), acting on its own behalf, in exercise of the powers conferred upon them by section 76 of the Housing Act, 1966, and the Third Schedule thereto, as extended by section 10 of the Local Government (No. 2) Act, 1960 as substituted by section 86 of the Housing Act, 1966 as amended by section 6 and the Second Schedule to the Roads Act, 1993 and as amended by the Planning and Development Act, 2000, as amended has on the 20th March, 2019 made a confirmation order confirming the above named compulsory purchase order as respects the land described in the Schedule hereto.

The said order, as so confirmed, authorises Waterford City & County Council to acquire the said land compulsorily.

A copy of the order and of the map referred to in it may be seen between 9.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m., Monday to Friday at Customer Services Department, Baileys New Street, Waterford and at the The Atrium, Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.

The said order will become operative at the expiration of three weeks after the date of publication of this notice. An application for judicial review of the decision of the Board under Order 84 of the Rules of the Superior Courts (S.I. No. 15 of 1986) may be
made to the High Court within eight weeks of the date of publication of this notice in accordance with section 50 of the Planning and Development Acts, 2000-2015.

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