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Planning time period adjustments during Covid-19 pandemic

In the context of the most up-to-date public health advice during this COVID-19 Emergency, the Government has introduced a further (third) suspension of all time periods associated with statutory processes under the Planning and Development Acts.

Local Councillor calls for waiving of eateries outdoor licencing fees

Local Fianna Fáil Councillor, Aengus O’Rourke, has called upon Westmeath County Council to waive the outdoor seating licence for bars, cafes and restaurants within the county.

Local authority invites COVID-19 emergency fund applications

The COVID-19 Emergency Fund is a grant programme to provide funding to groups that are directly involved in a community response to the pandemic. It is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and administered by the local authority.

Town Mayor welcomes commercial rates waiver announcement

Athlone Town Mayor Frankie Keena has welcomed last week’s announcement that businesses who had to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic will have their commercial rate bills waived for three months commencing on March 27 and that the exchequer will pay an equivalent amount to each local authority to fund this initiative.

Midlands Steering Group lauds local communities fight against COVID-19

As local communities maintain and sustain their ongoing fight against COVID-19, the three principal response agencies that make up the Midlands Regional Steering Group (An Garda Síochána, the HSE and the Local Authorities, along with the ETBs and AIT) have thanked people for their work on stopping the spread of the virus.

Local authority affords support to ‘In This Together’ campaign

Westmeath County Council is offering a range of activities and resources as part of the ‘In this Together Campaign, recently launched by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

Local Minister of State notes Athlone Flood Alleviation Scheme progress

Mr. Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief, has welcomed progress on works on all eight cells being progressed as part of the €12 million Athlone Flood Alleviation Scheme.

Spewing of raw sewage in prominent area of special conservation condemned

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The spewing of raw sewage in an area of special conservation has been condemned by local Fianna Fáil Councillor, Aengus O’Rourke.

Unprecedented levels of demand for bring centres

Westmeath County Council’s network of Bring Centres (bottle and clothes banks) has experienced an unprecedented level of activity at many of its countywide locatiosn during the current COVID-19 emergency.

Fine Gael Councillor lauds launch of ‘In This Together’ campaign

The launch of a new campaign which will help the people of the Midlands region to stay connected, stay alive, and look after their mental wellbeing during the COVID-19 emergency, has been welcomed by local Councillor, John Dolan.


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