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There's a new top man in local politics in Ballina.
A new long term lease of property in Bearndearg, Ballina, by Mayo County Council to Parkside Community Development Ltd, trading as Haven Community Childcare Centre, was agreed by the elected members of the Ballina Municipal District this week. The group has been operating the childcare centre for the past 10 years after being given an initial lease by Ballina Town Council, which was due to expire at the end of October this year.
The late Frances McAndrew was laid to rest yesterday in Leigue Cemetery, Ballina, following her funeral Mass in St Patrick's Church in the town.
A battle is looming over the amount of money that Mayo County Council wants to allocate to the four municipal districts for discretionary spending by the councillors in these areas.
The elected members of the Ballina Municipal District were given a presentation this week on the progress made by in the promotion of the Mayo North area as a tourist destination.
With over half of city private rented properties and 82 per cent of county rented properties failing local authority inspections,Threshold Galway is calling for an NCT-style inspection process to place more responsibility on landlords to ensure that their property meets the standards required.
Elected representatives in Ballina Municipal District made it clear that the development of tourism in the north Mayo region will be high on their agenda over the next five years.
Sitting Ballina Town Councillor, Peter Clarke has thrown his hat in the ring for this month’s local elections declaring in the Ballina Municipal District. Setting out his reasons for going forward for election he said, “I am a native of O’Rahilly Street, Ballina and have been involved in politics for the last 24 years. For the last 10 years I have been elected to Ballina Town Council working for the betterment of Ballina and north Mayo. If elected to Mayo County Council my aims are to reduce the commercial rates of businesses and to make sure the ratepayers’ money stays in Mayo.”
Ballina’s Mayor Johnny O’Malley made an impassioned call for action to halt the exodus of young people from the county in search of work opportunities.
There have been strong calls to designate scenic Belleek Woods on the banks of the River Moy in Ballina a wildlife sanctuary after a number of young herons were killed this week during tree felling by Coillte.