Lo­cal pro­jects get over €200,000 in fund­ing

Gorey Guardian - - NEWS -

Three North Wex­ford pro­jects were last week granted over €200,000 un­der the Town and Vil­lage Re­newal Scheme. De­tails were an­nounced by Min­is­ter for Rural and Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment Michael Ring, and wel­comed by Min­is­ter Michael D’Arcy.

The largest sum is €100,000 for a creative hub and a her­itage and creative trail around Gorey. A bio­di­ver­sity recre­ation park in Camolin was granted €48,000, while a busi­ness cen­tre in the com­mu­nity cen­tre in Ki­lanerin was al­lo­cated €54,000.

Gorey District man­ager Amanda Byrne said the coun­cil is work­ing with Gorey School of Art on brand­ing for the town, and it’s hoped to do small scale works to im­prove ac­cess to some of the her­itage fea­tures in the town. A high spec pro­fes­sional space for artists and arts or­gan­is­ers is also planned.

She said it’s hoped to es­tab­lish a trail fo­cused on things to do in town in­clud­ing Gorey School of Art, Gorey Lit­tle The­atre, Gorey Town Park, and the wood­land walk­ing trails un­der at Rams­fort Woods. The trail would in­volve im­prov­ing ac­ces­si­bil­ity, light­ing, and sig­nage.

It’s hoped that a new busi­ness cen­tre in Ki­lanerin will help cre­ate lo­cal em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties. The bio-di­ver­sity park in Camolin is ear­marked for wet­land along the River Bann near the sports pitches.

District chair­man Cllr Joe Sul­li­van said the coun­cil and com­mu­ni­ties have been work­ing hard on th­ese pro­jects for a con­sid­er­able pe­riod of time.

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