Croom Civic Centre is located on Main Street in Croom and will see some significant upgrades in the coming months.
Work on Croom Civic Centre upgrades to begin this month
By I Love Limerick Correspondent Ann Mc Donald
Plans have been showcased for a significant upgrade of the Croom Civic Centre for stakeholders and members of the local community by the Croom Community Development Association (CCDA).
An open day took place recently and brought great interest from the local community, surrounding areas, and local representatives.
The works will see the current civic space being moved to a new first floor and the addition of toilet facilities for those visiting the hugely popular Town Park.
Once completed, the Riverside Restaurant will have a bigger kitchen and additional dining spaces to allow for the preparation of meals from locally-sourced raw ingredients.
The new dining space will have three interconnecting areas which will allow for the hosting of small and large private functions for those living in Croom and beyond.
The CCDA will be looking for a restaurant operator to lease the new space in due course, and are welcoming expressions of interest.
Once the Civic Centre, located at Main Street in Croom, is reopened, it will continue to offer secretarial services and open computers, as well as their preloved book service to the community.
The project, which is being spear-headed by Patricia Ryan, CEO of CCDA, is due to start shortly, and it is hoped that the reconfigured Civic Centre will re-open next summer.
With many new residents in Croom, the CCDA will be delighted to welcome everyone to the Civic Centre, the park, and the town of Croom.
Funding for the project came from a variety of sources, including the LEADER fund, and the CCDA has worked in partnership with Ballyhoura Development to make this project a reality for the community. The CCDA will continue to fundraise over the coming months and would appreciate any and all support.
The Croom Community Development Association has worked in the town and its surrounding area to encourage and support the development of the town since 1988. In that period, Croom has undergone some significant changes.
The CCDA has worked with Government agencies, charitable organisations, and local development companies to bring about change and bridge gaps in service and facility provision, and improve and enhance the attractiveness of the town.
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