€400k spent on spruc­ing up county’s build­ings

Irish Examiner - County - - News - Sean O’Rior­dan

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

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