Presently, the BWRA is working with other regeneration communities
in Dublin to develop a human rights based approach to regeneration.
This involves documenting housing problems and other issues
affecting living conditions in the area, as well as the right
to participate in the decisions that effect our lives.
Above: Some of the delegates attending
a Tenants First / CAN meeting in Dublin on 8th June 2011. The
BWRA are working with other representatives from areas in Dublin
to develop a human rights approach to regeneration. The meetings
are supported by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Cathal McCarthy (PRO), Stephen Corrbett, Eilish Comerford
(St, Michaels Estate Family Resiurce Centre), Matt Collins (Chair)
and Dr, John Bissett (Canal Communities Local Drugs Task Force)
We are also lobbying
our politicians for their support in pushing regeneration forward
with a community agenda.
(L-R) Stephen Corbett, Angela Collins, Kieran O'Donnell
TD, Matt Collins and Cathal McCarthy Kieran visited the area
at the invitation of the BWRA and accompanied us on a walkabout
of the area. He made representations on our behalf and within
hours of his visit green sites that hadn't been tended to in
two years were cut and houses that were boarded-up and causing
serious problems for residents will now be knocked. Our thanks
to Kieran for his assistance.