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United are the winners of this year’s Coley Smyth u-14 premier division for a second successive year, having finished the season undefeated - winning 13 and drawing one of their league games.
A WEEKEND celebrating the films of activist, anthropologist, writer, and film-maker Margaretta D’Arcy, takes place later this month on the Aran Islands.
Vote local was the call from a number of members of Ballina Town Council this week as the council prepared its final budget before the dissolution of town councils in the summer.
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 members of Ballina Town Council voted to donate the mayoral chain of the council to the Jackie Clarke Library when the council is disbanded as it is expected to be at the end of its current term next year.
The CEO of Ballina Chamber of Commerce, Sandra Cribben was given a tough time by a number of Ballina town councillors this week on Chambers Ireland’s position on the abolition of town councils.
The three town councils in Mayo faced into what will possibly be their last budgets over the past two weeks. However at both the Castlebar Town Council and Ballina Town Council budget meetings the issue of starting the review of the towns’ development plans and the costs associated with them has caused a lot of debate this week.
Ballina town councillors have asked that the town council give three hours free parking in the town each day in the lead up to Christmas. Independent councillor Mary Kelly, proposed that the council give free parking from 10am to 1pm every day from December 8 until Christmas to give a boost to the retailers in the town centre. She told the meeting: “They are the rate payers in the town and they need our support in the lead up to Christmas.”
Acting Ballina town manager Paul Benson has said that funding figures for tourism and sports projects in the three major towns in the county in the last 18 months that were published this week were “erroneous”. Mr Benson was speaking at the November meeting of Ballina Town Council, where he was giving a presentation on the numerous capital projects that have been undertaken in the town over the past 10 years, by local authorities, other State bodies and private investments. At the start of his presentation he said: “I don’t share that view on the news report on funding for Ballina in relation to Castlebar and Westport, that there is an anti-Ballina bias.”