The Weston Gardens Residents' Association was formed in February
2003, although, Individual residents had been campaigning since
Because we are a
small estate, our Committee is made up of representatives from
each household and each household has a veto. All decisions
must be unanimous.
Our Committee: Cathal
McCarthy, (Cathaoirleach), David Hammill (Secretary), Jerry
Carey (treasurer), Heather Cunningham, Darren Maher and Seamus
Built over 100 years
ago, Weston Gardens is a private estate consisting of nine terraced
houses, three of which were burnt out over a nine-month period
in 2001-2002 by criminal elements living in the neighbouring
estate of Ballinacurra Weston.
The residents of
Weston Gardens had been campaigning informally since 2000, writing
to Limerick City Council and meeting with the Gardaí
and councillors. We had all suffered individually from acts
of intimidation and harassment and it was obvious that our homes
were being targeted one by one. Our informal approach was getting
us nowhere. Acting on the advise of the Gardaí, the Weston
Gardens Residents' Association was formed in February 2003.
Weston Gardens is in the Rosbrien area of the city and is a
separate estate to Ballinacurra Weston. It was this fact that
enabled us to form a residents' association.
For the purposes
of regeneration we are included in the regeneration plans for
the area referred to by the Agency as Ballinacurra Weston.