The deadline for community submissions for the operation of the Knocknacarra Community Centre has been extended to Friday September 5 at 4pm.
The decision was made at Monday’s meeting of the Galway City Council and has been welcomed by councillor Catherine Connolly. The independent councillor also tabled a motion, which was unanimously agreed, that city management would work with the community and the local councillors to ensure that a private for profit entity does not take over the community centre.
“It is very important that community groups put their submissions in time. The community centre was only built after a 20 year battle, across three local elections, four different sites, and seven city managers and it is simply not acceptable that it would be given over to a private for profit entity.”
“Cllr Connolly added: “It has also taken a battle involving public meetings and urgent representations to city management to ensure that this public consultation process was commenced.”