Lucky seven net €600k in fund­ing

Fingal Independent - - NEWS - By JOHN MAN­NING

AL­MOST €600,000 is to be al­lo­cated to seven towns and vil­lages in Fin­gal unde4r the Town and Vil­lage Re­newal Scheme.

Bal­roth­ery will re­ceive €100,000 for vil­lage en­hance­ments while Lusk has been al­lo­cated €200,000 for the tourism hub de­vel­op­ment project and €36,000 has been granted to the Naul for the de­vel­op­ment of the com­mu­nity’s her­itage prod­uct.

Port­marnock will re­ceive €57,160 for the restora­tion of her­itage stone walls while Por­trane has been granted €32,000 to carry out vil­lage en­hance­ments,

Rush is be­ing al­lo­cated €100,000 for vil­lage en­hance­ments, and Sk­er­ries it to re­ceive €72,000 for town cen­tre en­hance­ments.

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fin­gal, Alan Far­rell the al­lo­ca­tion, say­ing: ‘I am de­lighted with con­fir­ma­tion from my Fine Gael col­league, the Min­is­ter for Ru­ral and Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment, Michael Ring TD that seven lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties in Dublin Fin­gal are to re­ceive a com­bined to­tal of al­most €598,000 un­der the Town and Vil­lage Re­newal Scheme.

‘The Town and Vil­lage Re­newal Scheme pro­vides vi­tal in­vest­ment for many lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties, and will work to­wards re­vi­tal­is­ing our ru­ral towns and vil­lages in the North County.’

He said: ‘Many com­mu­nity groups, and vol­un­teers work through­out the year in our lo­cal towns and vil­lages to main­tain the beauty of our lo­cal­i­ties, and this fund­ing will sup­port, and build upon their work by sup­port­ing lo­cal projects, and work­ing to en­sure our com­mu­ni­ties are wel­com­ing places to live and work.’

Se­na­tor James Reilly also wel­comed the news, say­ing: ‘I am de­lighted that seven towns in Fin­gal have been awarded grants by the Min­is­ter for Ru­ral and Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment Michael Ring.’

He added: ‘This is a key in­vest­ment in lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties , lever­ag­ing vol­un­tary work by some great com­mit­tees and com­mu­nity as­so­ci­a­tions in Part­ner­ship with Fin­gal County Coun­cil.

The fund­ing rep­re­sents a huge shot in the arm for im­por­tant projects in each of the seven towns and vil­lages.

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