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.”
Ryan calls for assistance for boxing club with site
Ballinrobe based councillor Damien Ryan this week asked Mayo County Council for whatever assistance they could provide Ballinrobe Boxing Club in looking for a new home. He told the meeting that the club, which has brought numerous All Ireland titles back to the town in the last number of years, was currently using a facility provided by the council, which is also used by a number of other organisations. He said the club committee were looking themselves to get a new home and he hoped that the council would help them in any way it could.