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Concerns that the new €3.4 million Knocknacarra Community Centre will be taken over by a commercial operator have been allayed somewhat with community groups and local clubs now being given a six-week window to submit a business plan for the running and management of the facility.
The fallout from the announcement that Leisureland swimming pool is set to remain closed until at least the end of this year continues, with demands that the current Leisureland board be dismissed.
There is a “serious threat to life” caused by the complete lack of adequate traffic calming and safety measures in the immediate vicinity of schools on Threadneedle Road, according to Galway City West and Knocknacarra councillor Donal Lyons.
The lack of houses available for rent in the city could seriously hamper job creation and inward investment in Galway, that is according to Independent Knocknacarra councillor for Galway City West, Donal Lyons who is calling for the Government to take action by providing incentives for the construction industry.
Major works are now underway to repair the Promenade following the New Year storms not only to return the popular amenity to its former glory, but also to construct a new walkway from Blackrock to the Driving Range, and installing ducting for public lighting.
A city councillor has called on the council to carry out an access audit in the Knocknacarra area as soon as possible so that funding could be made available to alleviate the problems being faced daily by wheelchair users, as well as parents with prams and buggies.
Knocknacarra and Galway City West Councillor Donal Lyons has this week made further representations to Galway City Council to immediately put in place a training programme so that the reserve school warden recently recruited for the west of the city can receive the necessary training.
The shortage of Garda patrol cars available in the Galway West Garda Division is now at “crisis level” and immediate action is needed to ensure a more visible Garda presence to combat the worrying increase in crime levels in housing estates in the west of the city.
A budget of around €20 million will be required for a successful bid for the European Capital of Culture 2020, according to Galway city manager Brendan McGrath who assurred supportive councillors this week that the title will have “huge positive implications for Galway” for years to come.
Students and teachers at Coláiste na Coiribe could be moving into a new school building by late 2015 after signifcant progress was made recently with the Galway Roscommon Education Training Board advertising for tenders for the construction project at Ballyburke in Knocknacarra.