The Moyross Residents Alliance was one of 55 Community based organisation
that participated in this years Community & Voluntary Fare.
was great interest in the MRA information stall; people were shocked
by the true extent of the Regeneration Agency's legal remit -
the Northside Regeneration Area, (which was displayed in our 'Master'
wer horrified by the way perfectly good houses were being knocked
while derelict ones are left standing. There was particular interest
in the MRA sponsored St. Francis Community Garden and were surprised
to learn that most of the work was carried out by members of the
MRA - the media had given all the credit to the 'Monks of Moyross'
emphasised the lack of real consultation by the Agency when producing
the so-called 'Master' plans.
the Regeneration Agency or their residents' forum were present.
out information leaflets which explained our reason for being
and the work we do:
The Moyross Residents'
Alliance (MRA) is the only independent residents' group in Moyross.
The MRA is representative of both homeowners and tenants living
in Moyross and was formed to ensure that all residents have
their rights upheld during the regeneration process.
The local regeneration
forum committees seem to be failing in this regard and are not
representing our views.
In contrast to the
Regeneration Agency established forum, the MRA is a properly
constituted and active organisation that is run by the residents
and for the residents.
- We write letters
on behalf of our members, highlighting their individual problems
to the relevant agency.
- We highlight areas
of concern to our Community; environmental issues like illegal
dumping, health & safety issues such as rat infestations
and unsecured vacant houses, and security problems regarding
anti-social and criminal behaviour.
- We sponsor and organise
positive Community Events such as the Moyross Charity Event
(Monks v Gardaí 16/05/10), St. Francis Community Garden
and 'Stars in the Hood'.
- We will be launching
our new quarterly newsletter, The Moyross People in November.
So far over 300 households
are members, with more joining everyday. We are recognised by
Government Ministers and Departments, Limerick City Council,
An Garda Síochána, Local TD's and City Councillors.
We even have recognition from semi-state bodies such as the
ESB, who recently wrote to us to thank us for averting an electrical
black out in Moyross; the local forum was aware of this situation
but failed to highlight it. However, the Regeneration Agency
refuses to acknowledge our existence.
The Moyross Residents'
Alliance is affiliated to Limerick Regeneration Watch and was
part of its delegation to the EU Parliament in Brussels on 16th
April 2009, which successfully petitioned the EU on environmental
issues, prompting the Regeneration Agency to sponsor a €500,000
clean-up of all regeneration areas.
As a member of Limerick
Regeneration Watch, the MRA is allied with the Ballinacurra
Weston Residents' Alliance, the Weston Gardens Residents' Association
and individual residents' in St. Mary's Park and Southill.
Here to view a selection of photos from the event.
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