first_imgMembers of the Loughside Community at their annual meeting last night.The Loughside Community launched their action plan 2015 last night. A large crowd gathered to hear about the action packed year ahead for the Loughside Community, located between Letterkenny and Ramelton.The group was set up in November 2013 by local Loughside resident Noel Sweeney. The group has grown in stature and all activities are now coordinated by a committee elected at the inaugural AGM in November 2014. The group now enters its second year with almost 500 members on their text alert database.The Loughside Community Group has plans to continue the operation of the successful text alert system. In 2014 over 13,000 texts were sent out with almost 60% being general alert messages to residents of the townlands between Letterkenny and Ramelton.The roll out of the signage plan will be completed in 2015 with an additional 9 signs being added to the existing 13 signs erected in 2014.In 2014 the group ran five very successful community events and the plan is to extend this to 11 events in 2015. The community events planned for 2015 include an Area Clean Up Day, a 5km Fun Run/Walk, a Couch to 5k programme, a Bus Trip, a number Family fun days, Table Quiz, Barbeque Night, Darts Night and the Loughside Annual Party Night. The group also intends developing Cycling and Walking routes throughout the Loughside to encourage residents to come out and experience the beauty of the area that they reside in.Loughside Community Chairperson Brian Sweeney said, “We’ve had a very successful first year and received tremendous support from the residents of the Loughside”. “2015 will be about reviewing and building on the work done in 2015”.“We want to make it as difficult as possible for the unwelcomed visitors to our area by working closely with An Garda Siochana and using the Text Alert System”. “We also want to link up with other Community Alert Groups to share ideas and experiences”.Loughside Community will run the first of their Community Events on Saturday 25th April. An area clean up will take place followed by tea and coffee at the Silver Tassie Hotel. The event will be supported by Donegal County Council. LOUGHSIDE COMMUNITY LAUNCH ANNUAL REPORT was last modified: March 10th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalLoughside communityNoel Sweeneylast_img read more