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Councillors concerned over funding for Shrule scheme

A number of councillors from the Ballinrobe Electoral Area expressed their concern as to where the tendering was for the Shrule village enhancement scheme in case the scheme lost out on Leader funding.

Progress being made on Traveller parking issue in Knock

Consultations have taken place between Mayo County Council and the National Traveller Consultation Group over the issue of Travellers parking in Knock during the summer Novena season.

Cllr Weir calls for free access to bottle banks at Rathroeen landfill

Ballina electoral area councillor Seamus Weir has called for “fair play” for people in the area of the Rathroeen landfill in accessing the bottle banks this week.

Pressure on council to get housing leasing scheme going

Mayo County Council is coming under pressure from the Department of Environment to get the new social housing leasing scheme up and running, despite the protestations of both the council officials and members about the scheme.

John Walsh replacement to be formally named at Monday meeting

Town clerk-elect for Athlone Hugh O’Reilly has refused to confirm he has been appointed to the position vacated by the retirement of John Walsh today (Friday).

Cribben takes the chair in Claremorris

Fine Gael Cllr John Cribben took over the chairmanship of the Claremorris Electoral Area Committee this week for the upcoming year. The Ballyhaunis councillor took over from Cllr Patsy O’Brien who said while he enjoyed chairing the meetings he was looking forward to getting back to just being a councillor at the meetings and not having to be as restrained as he was in the chair when addressing issues.

Work carried out on council houses with radon

Houses in the council’s housing stock, which were found to have above the recommended level of radon have been worked on, members of the housing SPC were informed on Monday.

Housing grants approved up to end of April now eligible to be drawn down

Anyone who has got approval for one of the three housing grant schemes provided by Mayo County Council up to the end of April this year will be able to draw down the funding now, the members of the Claremorris Electoral Area committee were told this week.

Welcome for council lease of premises for Ballyhaunis youth café

The news that Mayo County Council had approved the lease of a premises to the family resource centre in Ballyhaunis for a youth café was warmly welcomed at a meeting of the Claremorris Electoral Area Committee this week. Senior executive officer for Mayo County Council Padraig Flanagan told the meeting that a lease had been agreed between the council and the family resource centre in the town for a property located on Upper Main Street, Ballyhaunis. Local Fine Gael councillor John Cribben welcomed the news, saying: “This is something that a lot of people have been working on in the town for a long time now. It is something that is badly needed in the town and will offer the youth of the whole area somewhere to come and socialise in a safe environment.” Cllr Richard Finn also welcomed the news and said: “I hope this is a major success and it is the type of facility we need in all our towns.”

Major parking overhaul planned for Mullingar

A full review of parking in Mullingar, both paid and in estates, is to be carried out by the council “hopefully within the next few weeks”, it was revealed this week (May 26) in reply to queries on the vexed issue from at least four councillors.


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