First Meeting of Cherry Orchard Implementation Board
Published on 16th May 2023
Dublin City Council would like to announce that the first meeting of the Cherry Orchard Implementation Board has taken place.
Mr Brendan Foster, Partner with Grant Thornton, acted as the independent Chair.
This initiative was announced by the Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee, TD in November 2022 and is aimed at bringing together all of the relevant agencies including Dublin City Council, An Garda Siochana, City Of Dublin Education & Training Board, Túsla, the HSE, Ballyfermot Chapelizod Partnership, St. Ultans School, the Probation Service and business man Jim Curley to develop a plan to tackle the many issues faced by the community of Cherry Orchard in a coordinated and strategic way.
The Board aims to build on the many successful community based initiatives already working in the area. The Board has begun working on a draft action plan which will then be circulated to stakeholders for their input.
All members expressed their commitment to the Board and to working together to support the people of Cherry Orchard to build a brighter future for the area.
Board members will meet every month and are proactively working to complete the action plan as soon as possible.