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The Mall to have permanent Christmas lights installed

The Mall in Castlebar is to have Christmas lights permanently installed on its trees over the next few years on a phased basis. Town manager Seamus Granahan presented a proposal to the members of Castlebar Town Council this week to have lights installed on the trees stretching from the corner where the Garda Station is located past the Court House towards the Motor Tax office. The cost of installing these lights, which will be kept on a permanent basis, will be a once off cost of €35,000, with maintenance costs going into the future.

Councillors vote to cut off funding to Nephin Valley group water scheme

The elected members of the Castlebar Electoral Area Committee have directed Mayo County Council to stop all funding to Nephin Valley group water scheme. The decision came after the Nephin Valley scheme sought a €900 contribution per house from another scheme, the Derrymartin Group Water Scheme, to which it has been connected. The new Derrymartin scheme had been installed and laid by Mayo County Council and all connections made, but the water has not been turned on by the Nephin Valley side who wanted a €900 per house contribution for the scheme.

Planting and paving works in pipeline for Castlebar Town Park

Castlebar Town Park, situated behind Scoil Raifteiri, will benefit from paving works and planting in the near future according to a local councillor.

Councillors give Knock Airport local area plan the go ahead

The Ireland West Airport Knock Local Area Plan 2012 to 2018 was given the go ahead at a special meeting of Mayo County Council last Monday. The plan had been up for adoption at the normal July monthly meeting of the council, but was postponed so some amendments to the plan could be made, following consultations between the airport management, council management, and councillors.

Ballinrobe and Ballyhaunis plans given go ahead

Members of Claremorris Area committee have given the go-ahead to the new Ballinrobe and Ballyhaunis local area plans. The new plan has seen no land dezoned, but organised into different phases. The first phase will take in all unfinished estates and existing planning permissions. When 70 per cent of that has been completed, phase two lands will be open for applications.

Approval given to Knock parking bye-laws

The members of the Claremorris Electoral Area Committee gave the go ahead to implement new parking bye-laws for Knock that will allow the imposition of pay and display parking. However pay and display parking will not be introduced if a new parking system that is being planned is successful this year in dealing with the ongoing problem in the east Mayo town.

Olympic-size swimming pool proposal for Castlebar

An Olympic size 50-metre swimming pool – rather than the proposed 25-metre swimming pool – should be incorporated into the new €12.5 million Sports Academy planned at Lough Lannagh, which would in turn guarantee national success and make Castlebar the tourist centre of the west.

National outdoor pursuits academy and new 25m swimming pool for Castlebar

A national outdoor pursuits academy, a swimming pool complex, running track, and four playing pitches with associated facilities are to be developed around Lough Lannagh in Castlebar as part of an ambitious €12.5 million project, launched by Taoiseach Enda Kenny on Wednesday evening last.

Update on Castlebar Town Council projects

Last week Castlebar Town Council manager, Seamus Granahan, provided an update on projects in the town at an open forum by Castlebar Chamber, issuing the following details:

Castlebar needs to stand on its own feet

Businesses in Castlebar must be confident about their own offering and not worry about competition from neighbouring towns. This was the message of Wilson Bird, PRO of Castlebar Chamber of Commerce, speaking at an open forum discussion last week during which Castlebar town manager Seamus Granahan provided a progress report on developments in the county town.

 

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