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Castlebar Chamber of Commerce is actively seeking to engage with more businesses in the town through the staging of a number of seminars, conventions and promotions all designed to pull the commercial sector in the town together.
Of the many interesting facts disclosed regarding continuing progress in the development of Castlebar town this week, possibly the main highlight was the revelation that real-life action plans and a firm vision for the future can hugely determine funding streams.
Taoiseach gives Castlebar ‘political edge’ but business community not working together to use it — Deere
Castlebar has a political edge as the home of the Taoiseach but businesspeople in the town are not working together to take advantage of opportunities readily available to advance the town.
The next Castlebar Chamber open forum will take place on April 26 at the Harlequin Hotel at 6.30pm.
With the ongoing survival of the Linenhall Arts Centre a matter of serious concern following major cuts to their funding over the past few years, two motions relating to the arts centre found their way on to the agenda for the April meeting of Castlebar Town Council.
Following a motion submitted by Cllr Ger Deere and passed at Castlebar Town Council, Mayor Cllr Eugene McCormack wrote to the CEO of the IDA, Barry O’Leary, requesting that they visit the former Volex and APC plants on the Breaffy Road in Castlebar which are now disused.
Cllr Damien Ryan this week put forward a notice of motion calling for the council to provide information boards in the towns of Ballinrobe and Cong, so local voluntary groups could put up notices of events coming up in the area. The idea got the full backing of the other members of the council. Director of services for the area Seamus Granahan told the members it might be better to bring the idea to the relevant SPC first so that proper countywide guidelines could be drawn up to ensure such a service would not be abused by commercial interests.
Fiery Independent councillor Frank Durcan became involved in a war of words with top council officials, not for the first time, at Monday’s Mayo County Council meeting. The Castlebar auctioneer, in a notice of motion, called for a special meeting to be held to discuss “the inconsistency of planners, architects and director of services in dealing with planning applications.”
Fine Gael councillor Brendan Henaghan has called for a break to be given to rate payers in relation to parking charges in the town. The Castlebar based businessman was speaking at the annual budget meeting of Castlebar Town Council this week when he said: “Can we see something done on car parking for the rate payers. It would be good to give something back, to those who continue to pay their rates on time and pay up. It’s a gesture that would be appreciated by them.”