€400k spent on sprucing up county’s buildings
More than €400,000 has been paid out in grants in the past two years for householders to give a lick of paint and to spruce up derelict buildings.
County council figures show a total of 233 properties were painted under this scheme with a total amount of €225,257 paid to successful applicants. A total of 174 properties was painted under the scheme with €198,900 paid to applicants.
County Hall official Jim Molloy said, in towns such as Bandon, the council partnered with Tidy Towns’ groups to paint derelict buildings. The East Cork municipal council is painting Strand Palace Apartment Complex in Youghal at a cost of €60,000.
A breakdown of grants showed Kanturk/Mallow municipal district shelled out €63,500 to 40 applicants; Charleville/Fermoy municipal body provided €38,704 to 43 property owners, East Cork m u n i c i p a l d i s t r i c t g a ve €22,000 to 16 applicants, Blarney/Macroom district provided €17,000 to 31 homes, while the Bandon/Kinsale municipal handed out €15,535 to 21 applicants. Seven applicants received €15,161 from Ballincollig/Carrigaline district; 10 properties received €15,000 from the West Cork municipal and €12,000 was paid out by Cobh/Glanmire municipal for six properties