Cllr Dunne to chair Council Economic Committee

Cllr Dunne to chair Council Economic Committee

Carrick-on-Suir’s new councillor Sarah Dunne was nominated to the membership of five council committees and public bodies at her first Town Council meeting.

The 21 year-old Labour representative was nominated to the Council’s Housing Committee, Recreation and Community Facilities Grant Committee and to the chair of the Economic Municipal Policy Committee.

She was also nominated as the Town Council’s representative on the Irish Public Bodies Mutial Insurances Ltd. and the Association of Muncipal Authorities of Ireland.

Cllr Dunne was co-opted to the Town Council seat vacated by Denis Landy due to his election to the Seanad and the vacancies on the council committees, IPBMI and AMAI arose when he resigned his Town Council seat.

Ballylynch revamp scheme to benefit from Council house sales

Carrick-on-Suir Town Council has received 30 applications from council housing tenants to purchase their homes.

Town Clerk Michael O’Brien revealed the number of applications the local authority has received for council house purchases under the new tenant purchase scheme at the Town Council’s July meeting.

Mr O’Brien said the money raised from the sale of these council houses will be re-invested in the maintenance and upkeep of its stock of social housing in the town and will also make a significant contribution to the Ballylynch Regeneration Scheme.

Council to remove

parking meters at

Fairgreen Car Park

Some visitors to the Fair Green Car Park in Carrick-on-Suir are still paying money to park their vehicles despite the fact it’s free to park there.

Fianna Fail Cllr Kieran Bourke says the motorists still think you have to pay to park at the Fair Green because the parking meters are still in situ.

He called for the meters to be removed at Carrick-on-Suir Town Council’s July meeting last week.

Town Clerk Michael O’Brien said he took Cllr Bourke’s point and agreed to remove the parking meters.

He pointed out that usage of the Fair Green Car Park has increased by about 20 fold since it became a free car park.

“There is huge activity in that car park. It’s great to see it being used and full. We need to get signage for it,” he told councillors.

Weekend street cleaning under review in autumn

Street sweeping has resumed in Carrick-on-Suir town centre at weekends, Town Clerk Michael O’Brien announced at Carrick-on-Suir Town Council’s July meeting.

He said the street cleaning on Saturdays and Sunday mornings resumed about a month ago and will be reviewed by the Council again in the autumn.

Mr O’Brien pointed out that in addition to its own staff, the Council had members of a FAS Community Employment Scheme doing cleaning work on the town’s streets three to four days a week.

Boxing Club says thanks

St Nicholas Boxing Club thanks the people of Carrick-on-Suir and surrounding area for their support of its recent flag day.

Thanks also to the volunteers for helping out with the collection and to the business owners for allowing the Club collect outside their premises.

Boxing training recommences in September and new members are welcome.

Flower show

The annual Glasha Summer Flower Show takes place in the Cardinal Brown Community Hall, Grangemockler on Sunday, August 7.

The Show will feature classes for cut flowers, pot plants, flower arranging, home baking and jams.

Schedules are available at flower shops in Carrick-on-Suir and entries will be taken on Show day from 10am to 12 noon.

The Flower Show will open to the public between 2pm and 4pm.

Bridge results

Tuesday Club: 1st Angela Browne and Brian Purcell, 2nd Betty Moran and Ita Power, 3rd Kathleen Coffey and Bernie Casey

Appeal for new food stalls

Carrick on Suir Farmers Market is looking for new food stall holders.

The market takes place on the grounds of Carrick-on-Suir Heritage Centre on Friday mornings until 2pm.

For more information contact Pat at (087) 2963633.

Red Cross takes a break from training

Carrick-on-Suir Irish Red Cross Branch’s weekly training sessions have ended for the summer and will resume on Tuesday, August 30.

Summer is a busy time for the unit providing first aid and ambulance cover to many venues, especially in Carrick-on-Suir. The Tall Ships Festival duty was a marvellous experiance for all concerned and unit members will also be on duty at the Spraoi celebrations later this month.

The Branch’s Information and First Aid Demonstration evening takes place on Tuesday, September 6 and a FETAC level 5 Occupational First Aid Course commences on Tuesday, September 13 for eight weeks.

The Branch congratulates its members Sarah Dunne on her co-option to Carrick-on-Suir Town Council, and Red Cross colleagues Darren Ryan on being elected Mayor of Clonmel and Gabreille Egan on her election as Deputy Mayor of Clonmel.

For further information on Carrick-on-Suir’s Irish Red Cross Branch contact: (087)9158529.

Why not support Fairtrade

The next meeting of Carrick-on-Suir Fairtrade Committee will take place in Bru na Cruinne, Pill Road, Carrick-on-Suir on Friday, September 16 at 2pm.

There are Fairtrade towns scattered throughout the world and you can buy many Fairtrade items in Carrick on Suir.

In 2010, consumer spending in Ireland on Fairtrade certified products grew by an impressive 17% from €118 million to €138 million.

So, perhaps the next time you grocery shop you might pop one Fairtrade item into your trolley or bag.