Residents’ Associations receive grants
A number of residents’ associations were presented with cheques to support the upkeep of green and common areas within their estates by members of the Baltinglass Municipal District last Thursday.
The eight organisations had applied for funding from the Estate Development Funding 2019 for Residents Associations and Estate Development Committees of Wicklow County Council Social Housing Estates earlier in the year.
Mountain View Residents Association, Beechwood Drive Residents Association, Derry Drive Residents Association, Malton Park Residents Association, Ballyconnell Residents Association, Millbank Residents Association, Coolboy and District Tidy Towns and Kilcommon View Residents Association, which are all in the Tinahely engineering area, received cheques during the event at Murphy’s Hotel in Tinahely.
In a statement, Wicklow County Council said it ‘recognises Resident Associations as a positive movement which enables people to participate and play an active role in making their community a better place. This annual funding scheme is to acknowledge the work of these voluntary committees who selflessly give their time to the benefit of their community.’
(Back, from left) Cllr Vincent Blake, Tommy Murphy, Martin Hennessey, Aidan Doyle, Cllr John Mullen, Garvin Hickey, (front) Anne Clarke, Cllr Gerry O’ Neill, and Patricia Byrne at the presentation of Development Grants in Murphy’s Hotel, Tinahely.