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Amibitions to develop facilities in Ballina to make the town a major running, walking and cycling destination, similar to west Mayo’s Greenway, got a boost yesterday (Thursday).
Mayo Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin has welcomed the news that the playground at Tom Ruane Park in Ballina is to re-developed as part of a €200,000 investment in the recreational amenity. Deputy Mulherin said a new play area with landscaped mounds and paths is expected to be completed by next spring. The Tom Ruane Park playground is a popular and much-loved recreational area and open space enjoyed by families and visitors to Ballina, who make great use of the park's many impressive facilities.
At a well attended meeting of Ballina branch of Fine Gael held this week the branch nominated Councillor Mark Winters to go forward to convention for selection of candidates, in the newly extended Ballina electoral area, in the forthcoming Mayo County Council elections.
Ballina is moving closer to following the lead of the likes of Ennis and areas in Dublin city centre in attaining a purple flag award, which is an international award that recognises the excellence in managing town centres with a focus on the night-time economy. A briefing was held between Ballina Town Council and a number of traders earlier this week, with a follow up presentation by a member of the purple flag accreditation body to take place next week, before a number of delegates from the town will attend a conference in Ennis on the purple flag the following weekend.
Moy Valley Resources has won a tender competition for a three month contract valued at €10,000 (including VAT) to prepare a marketing and promotions plan for Ballina. The members of Ballina Town Council were informed of the news at the October monthly meeting of the authority this week, by town manager Paddy Mahon. There was some surprise among a number of councillors who had assumed that the council would appoint an individual to the post using funding they had set aside in their budget for this year.
The members of Ballina Town Council passed a motion on Wednesday night calling for the revenues raised in the town from rates and parking charges and other levies usually imposed by the town council to be spent in the town following the abolition of the council next year.
The Méara of Ballina Town Council has called for a referendum to be held on the same day as the proposed referendum on the abolition of the Seanad, to see do people want to retain town councils rather than abolish them as is proposed at the moment.
The practice of putting down stray horses and in particular mares in foal after five days unless they have been claimed by their owners was described as “something that I don’t think anyone with any decency can stand over,” by Independent Cllr Gerry Ginty this week.
Mayo Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin has welcomed the funding approval for a bus shelter at Humbert Street in Ballina.