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Claims that works being carried out on the Eglinton Canal are destroying the biodiversity of the region, are being carried out without consultation, and are in effect, a redevelopment of the canal, have been dismissed as incorrect by the Galway City Council.
The Green Party candidate for Galway West/Mayo South in the next General Election has praised all who are taking part in this week’s Plastic Free Initiative in the city but has asked the City Council to lead the way by banning plastic bottles being used at Council meetings.
During my 33 years, Galway has changed from a large town to a small city. But we haven’t done a good job of managing that change. Housing estate after housing estate has sprung up with little additional services in the form of public transport, cycle lanes, community centres or local businesses. Jobs were located in business and industrial parks far away from where people lived.
City councillor Mark Lohan has asked the Director of the Housing Department in Galway City to prepare a list of suitable sites in the city for inclusion in the newly announced Affordable Purchase Scheme.
City councillor Mike Cubbard is calling on the City Council to apply for funding to create full-time positions for people who have maintained the Westside playing pitches and associated playground and park.
Cllr Colette Connolly, member of the Environment SPC, says that Galway City Council is not being proactive enough in taking action to address the issue of derelict sites in the city.
Celebrations are continuing in Salthill after its brand The Village Salthill won top prize at the national Irish Public Bodies Pride of Place Awards. It was successful in the category of Urban Neighbourhoods with a population of more than 2,000.
As I advised last week we reconvened the council on Monday last to ensure that we completed the council agenda for the November sitting. The quarterly reports for both Environment Dept transport Dept and Recreation and Amenity Departments were presented. This resulted in lively debate on a host of issues such as public services and availability to the public of a host of public amenities.
Galway City Council has won a top national award for its bring banks in Knocknacarra, which is the busiest centre in the country.
The availability of high end office space which is key to attracting modern high-tech industries to the heart of Galway was enhanced this week with the granting of planning permission for the Bonham Quay development at Galway Harbour.