A door-to-door collection to raise funds to provide Christmas lights in the Carrickbeg area is taking place in that area of Carrick-on-Suir this week and next.
The collection is being conducted by Carrickbeg Community Development, which will also be erecting a Christmas tree for the people of Carrickbeg at Brookdale Lawn.
The committee of the Community Development Group has swung into action to create a festive atmosphere in Carrickbeg over the Christmas period following a meeting at Wall’s Pub last Thursday.
Members agreed at the meeting to put pressure on Carrick-on-Suir Town Council to carry out road, parking and public lighting improvements in the Carrickbeg area.
The Committee has sent a letter outlining a shopping list of the areas that need attention to the Town Council this week.
Included on the list are requests for two pedestrian crossings, one around Abbey Road and the parish church and another at the junction of Abbey Street and Lower Waterford Road; a disabled parking space for Carrickbeg and improved public lighting between Brookdale Lawn and the Famine Graveyard.
Carrickbeg Community Development Committee has also requested the Town Council to improve centre line road markings on the Dungarvan Road and to re-paint the inscription on the O’Hickey Monument in Carrickbeg.
The Community Development Group Committee is, meanwhile, looking for new members and one of its longterm goals is to hoping to develop some business/industrial units in Carrickbeg to attract more employment to the community.
The Group is hoping to get assistance with this project from South Tipperary Development Company.
Anyone wishing to join Carrickbeg Community Development Group should contact Martina Casey at (051) 641339.