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On Thursday September 10 at 7pm Cathaoirleach Cllr John Cribbin will launch Mayo County Council’s Culture Night Brochure. The launch will take place in Mayo County Library and all are welcome to come along. Entertainment on the evening will be provided by Mayo Arts Squad.
There are 20 state of the art houses lying empty in a newly built Castlebar Town Council housing scheme because the Department of the Environment has withdrawn funding for affordable houses.
European Mobility Week 2009 takes place from September 16 to 22 and the aim of the week is to encourage people in towns and cities all over Europe to get out of their cars and move to a more sustainable means of transport. This year, for the first time, Castlebar is participating in this exciting new project and it is hoped that the people of Castlebar will participate and really get behind this. “We're encouraging people to get out of their cars, and walk or cycle to work and school for this week and into the future,” said Noel Gibbons, Road Safety Officer with Mayo County Council.
Axo Architects’ design for a new commercial urban infill development at Market Square/Hopkins Road in Castlebar has given Castlebar its first national award in the tidy towns competition.
Mayo County Council will host an awards night on Thursday November 5 in Áras an Chontae, Castlebar, to celebrate the excellent standards attained and the progress achieved by both the local authority abattoirs and small meat manufacturing premises that are under the regulatory remit of the council.
A joint policing committee has been established for the Castlebar town area which includes three people to represent community and voluntary organisations in the town. The function of the policing committees, which are being established throughout the country, is to serve as a forum for consultations, discussions, and recommendations on matters affecting the policing of an area.
The planning and economic development SPC of Mayo County Council will have to keep a close eye on the new planning bill that is passing through the Oireachtas at the moment. The bill caused a lot of concern for the members of Mayo County Council at their monthly meeting the previous week when it was raised and the members of the SPC expressed similar concerns.
The county continues to cope with dealing with the severe cold snap — many householders continue to remain isolated; without water as pipes have burst, and struggle to get to work as roads remain hazardous. The forecast for the rest of the week predicts further prolonged cold spells, with road temperatures below zero, snow, ice, and wintry showers — making it the most prolonged cold spell in Ireland since 1963.
The members of the Castlebar electoral area committee decided to bring their next meeting of the committee forward to as soon as possible once the council have been notified of their roads grants for the year from central government. Fianna Fáil Councillor Al McDonnell brought up the state of the roads since the cold snap, which has resulted in a large number of potholes around the area.