Village Renewal Scheme 2018 was launched in April this year, focuses on projects which can help to enhance rural towns and villages, with a particular emphasis on stimulating economic development. Senior Executive Engineer Ben Noonan, Cathaoirleach Newcastle west Municipal District John Sheahan and Chairman Glin Development John Anthony Culhane were pictured at the launch of the Glin Public Realm and Tourism Plan at Glin Library.
Nine Communities to benefit under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2018
Village Renewal Scheme 2018 benefits nine communities. Limerick City and County Council has been successful in receiving funding for nine projects under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2018.
Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2018, which was launched in April this year, focuses on projects which can help to enhance rural towns and villages, with a particular emphasis on stimulating economic development.
The Urban and Village Renewal Department of Limerick City and County Council worked closely with communities across county Limerick to develop projects that can be delivered in a relatively short time period.
Twelve Limerick projects were submitted to the Department of Rural and Community Development under the Town & Village Renewal Scheme 2018 – the maximum allowed per local authority.
Judging was carried out by an independent panel and it was a competitive application process across all local authorities.
Limerick has received funding worth €963,918 for the nine projects.
The successful projects are:
|Abbeyfeale||Convert the old bank building in the town centre to E Hub/ Business facility||€200,000|
|Ballyhahill||Develop a river walk with park and village enhancement||€99,918|
|Ballylanders||Further development of an outdoor classroom and parking at Griston Bog||€96,000|
|Ballysteen||Upgrade of the old Carnegie Library to a community hub||€100,000|
|Castleconnell||Fitting out of a community café||€96,000|
|Glin||Convert unused part of Glin library to an interpretive centre and tourism hub||€96,000|
|Kilfinane||Create an artisan food hub||€80,000|
|Kilmeedy||Extension and fit out of the community café/ horticulture centre||€100,000|
|Shanagolden||Installation of a playground in town park||€96,000|
Work will begin on these projects in the coming weeks.
Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr James Collins said: “This is a great outcome for rural towns and villages across County Limerick. The projects will help enhance the lives of those in the locality, from a new business hub in Abbeyfeale to a playground in Shanagolden. Communities in all these areas will benefit as more and more services are being made available locally.”
Gordon Daly, Director of Social Development in Limerick City and County Council said: “This successful funding announcement is further evidence of the strong leadership being shown by rural communities right across Limerick. They are to be strongly commended for helping to drive the development and renewal of their areas in partnership with the Council.”
“These projects will make a real difference. They will enhance the quality of life and services in these communities as well as providing facilities and amenities for visitors helping achieve the aim of further growing the tourism industry in County Limerick.”
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