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Old scheme still in place for housing grants for now

Despite an announcement that there would be changes to the eligibility criteria for those who are applying for a number of housing grants for older people and people with disabilities, the old criteria is still being used to assess applicants for the scheme.

Claremorris area councillors welcome progress on estate takeovers

The news that Mayo County Council has the process started for the takeover of 43 estates and roads in the Claremorris electoral area was described as a “major step forward” by one councillor at the November meeting of the Claremorris Electoral Area.

Number of Traveller families on roadside at all time low in county

The issue of housing Traveller families came up at the November meeting of the housing SPC of Mayo County Council this week. Both Cllr Gerry Ginty and Cllr Eddie Staunton brought up the issue at Thursday morning’s meeting. Director of services for Mayo County Council, Martin Keating, told the members: “We will be having a meeting of the local Traveller consultative committee in December to review the progress we have made this year and will report to this SPC in the new year.”

Churchfield estate near takeover

Council pass anti social behaviour strategy

Mayo County Council passed its new Anti-Social Behaviour Strategy 2010-2014 at Monday’s meeting of the local authority. The policy was originally designed to be uniform county-wide, but both Ballina Town Council and Castlebar Town Council have made a number of changes to the policy to tailor them to their own needs.

Councillors concerned over funding for Shrule scheme

A number of councillors from the Ballinrobe Electoral Area expressed their concern as to where the tendering was for the Shrule village enhancement scheme in case the scheme lost out on Leader funding.

Progress being made on Traveller parking issue in Knock

Consultations have taken place between Mayo County Council and the National Traveller Consultation Group over the issue of Travellers parking in Knock during the summer Novena season.

Cribben takes the chair in Claremorris

Fine Gael Cllr John Cribben took over the chairmanship of the Claremorris Electoral Area Committee this week for the upcoming year. The Ballyhaunis councillor took over from Cllr Patsy O’Brien who said while he enjoyed chairing the meetings he was looking forward to getting back to just being a councillor at the meetings and not having to be as restrained as he was in the chair when addressing issues.

Housing grants approved up to end of April now eligible to be drawn down

Anyone who has got approval for one of the three housing grant schemes provided by Mayo County Council up to the end of April this year will be able to draw down the funding now, the members of the Claremorris Electoral Area committee were told this week.

Welcome for council lease of premises for Ballyhaunis youth café

The news that Mayo County Council had approved the lease of a premises to the family resource centre in Ballyhaunis for a youth café was warmly welcomed at a meeting of the Claremorris Electoral Area Committee this week. Senior executive officer for Mayo County Council Padraig Flanagan told the meeting that a lease had been agreed between the council and the family resource centre in the town for a property located on Upper Main Street, Ballyhaunis. Local Fine Gael councillor John Cribben welcomed the news, saying: “This is something that a lot of people have been working on in the town for a long time now. It is something that is badly needed in the town and will offer the youth of the whole area somewhere to come and socialise in a safe environment.” Cllr Richard Finn also welcomed the news and said: “I hope this is a major success and it is the type of facility we need in all our towns.”

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