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Work so far on Mulranny footpaths praised

The work that has been carried out to date on the footpath and road safety scheme in Mulranny village was this week praised by the members of the Belmullet Electoral Area Committee. Steve Verity, senior executive engineer with Mayo County Council gave the members an update on the progress of the project. The works from the church to the hotel in the village are underway and nearing completion, the second stretch from Moynish House to the tourist office has seen the land acquisition agreed and construction is expected to start once the first stretch of works is completed this month.

€850,000 allocated so far this year from Community Gain Investment Fund

The Erris area and Kilcommon in particular has seen an allocation of €875,000 this year in local projects under the Community Gain Investment Fund which was part of the planning permission for the Corrib Gas project. Declan Turnbull from the Community and Enterprise section of Mayo County Council which manages the fund, gave the members of the Belmullet Electoral Area Committee an update on the progress made this year with the fund. Along with the €875,000 allocated so far this year, he also informed the meeting there were three other programme groups that still had to be allocated funding this year, and he hoped that these groups would see funding allocated by the end of September.

Blacksod and Broadhaven Bays to be saved from sewage discharge

The long awaited construction of a wastewater treatment plant and wastewater pumping station in Belmullet moved a step closer this week with the approval of the Part 8 planning by the members of the Belmullet Electoral Area Committee. The planning for this scheme has gone as far back as 1994 and it has taken this long to come to the planning stage. The existing wastewater collection network in the area dates back to 1957 and is currently discharging untreated waste into both Blacksod Bay and Broadhaven Bay.

Gathering gets a warm welcome

Report on Achill sewerage scheme to be given to councillors

Holmes takes chair of Belmullet committee

Councillors concerned community fund will not be drawn down if LEADER funding is not restored

A number of councillors at the Belmullet Electoral Area Committee on Tuesday expressed their hope that LEADER funding that was previously provided by Meitheal Forbartha na Gaeltachta (MFG) would soon be back on stream. The calls came as the members were informed that the first two years of funding from the separate Communuity Gain Investment Fund is about to be allocated by Mayo County Council. That €8 millon fund is paid for by the developers of the Corrib Gas project as an obligation of their planning permission. However, councillors are concered that groups who are awarded this funding would not draw it down, as they are waiting to see whether they will also get funding from applications they made to MFG before it was closed two years ago so they can combine the funding to complete projects.

Holmes wants special meeting to be about solutions, not politics

Independent councillor Michael Holmes has questioned what will be the outcome of the special meeting of Mayo County Council that will take place this coming Monday. The meeting was called by Cathaoirleach Cllr Cyril Burke at the request of seven Fianna Fail councillors to discuss the withholding of the money from the council because of the underpayment of the household charge in the county.

Applications still open for Community Gain Investment Fund

Mayo County Council are still formulating the final plans for the Community Gain Investment Fund of €8.5 million that was a condition of the last granting of planning permission for part of the Corrib gas pipeline.

Belmullet councillors give go ahead for road project

The members of the Belmullet Electoral Area Committee gave their go ahead for their section of improvement works to be carried out on the N59 low cost improvement scheme from Westport to Mulranny this week. The members were told it was vital they give the go-ahead to enable the councilsecure funding by the end of the year - failing which - there might be no funding for it next year.


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