Cashel groups to benefit from Council funds

The first year of Municipal Council Grant Allocations have been announced, since the formation of the single Tipperary County Council.

The first year of Municipal Council Grant Allocations have been announced, since the formation of the single Tipperary County Council.

Councillor Tom Wood has welcomed the 2015 Municipal Allocation grant for events and developments in Cashel town for the coming year.

The budget is similar to that made available by the former Cashel Town Council for events last year but also includes €30,000 towards progressing the provision of a footpath on the Circular Road and €14,000 towards the refurbishment of the exterior of the City Hall on Main Street, according to Cllr Wood.

Grants totalling €6,000 are also available to support Cashel’s membership of the European Charter, to help fund the organisation of the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade and other cultural events. €7,500 has been set aside for this years Christmas Lighting, €7,000 for the Irish Town Walls Day, €2,700 for the Tidy Towns Committee, and €3,600 towards the Cashel Arts Festival.

Development funding for other projects is expected to be made available in March, Cllr Wood told The Nationalist.

At the meeting Cllr Wood raised several matters relating to housing in the area.

He asked that the council seriously consider building social housing on it’s land bank on the Clonmel road in Cashel. He also asked that a list of derelict properties in the area be drawn up with a view to “resolving the serious blight.”

The monthly meeting of Cashel Tipperary Municipal District Council was held in Tipperary town last Monday.

Along with the Municipal Grants members of the Municipal District Council held a meeting with representatives of Airtricity, following complaints made about the quality of the service being given to the local authority by the energy service provider at recent council meetings. Councillors also looked at the results of the Irish Business Against Litter survey.