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A senior official with Mayo County Council has urged householders to ensure they are not left significantly out of pocket if they have to call on the services of their local fire brigade.
Mayo County Council will hear a presentation from Community Action on Dementia in Mayo, following a request from the organisation which was approved at the May meeting of the council. Cllr Joe Mellet proposed the presentation, saying that anything that adds to the discussion and debate on this issue is to be welcomed.
With Ireland about to enter a decade long period of commemoration of the historic events that shaped the nation, Mayo County Council has put together a committee to come up with a definite plan to commemorate the centenary of these historic events.
Councillor Al McDonnell, the chairperson of the Cultural, Heritage and Corporate Affairs Strategic Policy Committee of Mayo County Council, expressed his disappointment in the response that his committee had received from a letter that was sent in April. At the April meeting off the committee a resolution was passed where the committee wrote to the Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn to complain about the removal of the processing of first time applications for the higher education grants from the local authority. Cllr McDonnell asked for an update on the issue at the July meeting of the SPC this week. He was informed that the letter was send on April 14 from the council and an acknowledgement was received from the Minister’s office dated April 16, but there has been no communication since.
The members of the Cultural, Education, Heritage and Corporate Affairs SPC of Mayo County Council put in motion the first steps to bringing in a new council backed county wide anti-smoking policy. Director of services for Mayo County Council, Joe Loftus, told the members he was looking for them to recommend to Mayo County Council that all buildings over which the council have control, including playgrounds and play areas for children, be declared smoke free zones, to be supported by appropriate signage and notices.
Two publications—Mayo Biodiversity and Mayo Hedgerows—which are an in-depth analysis of flora and fauna in the county, will both be officially launched this year.
A new central student grant system, which will handle all new student grant applications from this academic year on, has been condemned by local councillors.
In the process of praising the success of the Great Western Greenway at the LAMA awards last weekend, Fianna Fáil councillor Al McDonnell told Monday’s Mayo County Council meeting that people should bear in mind that the idea for the Greenway came about from two study trips the councillors made to the Lake District in England and to Scotland.
The members of the cultural, education, and heritage SPC of Mayo County Council gave the go ahead this week for the Draft Development Plan for Mayo County Library to go to public consultation.
The potential of establishing links with Universities outside of Ireland that teach Irish with a view to developing language study breaks was highlighted at a meeting of the Cultural, Education, Heritage and Corporate Affairs SPC of Mayo County Council this week.