Category Archives: February 2015

€100k Allocated To Prosperous Under Town and Village Renewal Scheme says O’Rourke

Prosperous sign

Local Fianna Fail TD, Frank O Rourke, has welcomed the announcement that Prosperous will benefit to the tune of €100,000 under the €10m Town and Village Renewal Scheme which was launched earlier this year by the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD.

‘On Friday last, Minister Humphreys gave the go ahead for projects in 6 towns in County Kildare, mostly in South Kildare, but Prosperous has secured nearly 1/3 of the overall allocation for Kildare.’

‘As I said in July when the scheme was launched, many smaller towns in Kildare suffered significantly during the economic downturn and are still suffering from the aftermath. I know from discussing with Business and Community groups in towns like Kilcock, Clane, Prosperous and Johnstownbridge, that this scheme has the potential to bring benefits to the towns, and I want the scheme to be renewed next year, and other towns to be considered.’

‘This scheme, taken together with schemes like the Shop Front/Town Centre Improvement Grant Scheme which financially assists and supports business owners to improve the appearance of their shop fronts/commercial properties, are key to revitalising our towns and villages.’

‘The €100,000 allocated for Prosperous out of a total of €380,000 for Kildare, has been allocated for landscape enhancement, playground and car park in Prosperous,’ concluded Deputy O’Rourke.

Motions and Questions for the February Celbridge/Leixlip Municipal Area Meeting

Motions:

1. That the Council at the request of the River Forest Residents in Leixlip consider installing a footpath across the Green area in River Forest beside the Library as Pedestrians are crossing this green daily to access all services. A footpath would keep the area looking better and provide a better infrastructure.

Answer: The Council confirmed that they will look at this issue and come up with a solution that is in keeping with the area. It will put on the works programme and will be carried out in conjunction with funding.

2. That the Council carry out repairs to the footpaths in Wheatfied, Ardclough at the following locations: back entrance to house No. 1166, in front of house No’s 1168 & 1169, opposite house No 1168 around manhole and in front of house No. 1119

Answer: The Council have confirmed that these repairs will be carried out in the coming weeks.

Questions:

1. Can Kildare County Council remove the chewing gum from the footpaths on Celbridge Main Street to assist the groups which are working to promote tourism in Celbridge and the surrounding area.

Answer: This project will be carried out by the Council

2. Can the Council re-instate the road marking on the Celbridge\Leixlip interchange (junction 6) and the link road to Intel and Leixlip which have faded away in different locations on the surfacing.

Answer: The Council will request the N.R.A to re-do the lining as they are responsible for the interchanges associated with motorways.