Councillor Cadogan Enright chaired the inaugural meeting of the Kilclief Residents Association (KRA) last Friday evening for the appointment of officers. Registration forms for the new association were completed and grant forms filled in.
It was decided to produce a leaflet seeking other potential committee members around the area and to circulate a list of priority issues that had been raised at the meeting to see if this could be improved by other residents ahead of another general meeting later in the year.
Initial concerns included a obtaining a 30-mile an hour zone for the village, a play-park for children, ensuring Kilclief beach had “EU bathing water status” and funding for summer schemes later this year.
Cllr Enright said, “New regulations for 30 mile and hour zones have now come into force and Kilclief clearly falls within these new regulations. I have made the application to Roads Service accordingly on behalf of the KRA.”
Local residents discussed various potential locations for a potential play park, and undertook to approach local landowners. It was noted that surrounding villages had all managed to get a play park of some kind, and given the number of young children in the village some facility of this kind was essential.
Kilclief residents passed a motion passed to write to the Ardglass Development Association pledging support for their campaign to get EU registration for Lecale beaches including Kilclief. This had the objective of achieving EU registration to ensure that NI Water can no longer legally discharge untreated sewerage in waters in our area, which will bring both social and economic advantages to our area, especially given the importance of the tourist trade locally.